To accommodate all patients who need a COVID-19 test—for any reason—NCH has re-opened its safe and convenient drive-thru testing location (At this time, our Immediate Care Centers are not providing COVID-19 tests to patients as a standalone service.) A physician’s order is required. We are currently administering PCR tests with results returned typically within 24-48 hours.*

Reminder: If you have COVID-19 symptoms or had a recent exposure, please immediately mask indoors and in public settings and follow other safety practices.

To schedule a test:

  • Please contact your NCH provider or an Immediate Care Center (M-F, 8AM-8PM | Saturdays & Sundays, 8AM-6PM)
  • Your provider will place a Covid-19 testing order for you
  • You’ll be contacted by phone to schedule an appointment time convenient to you

Our drive-thru address:
3060 Salt Creek Lane
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Monday-Friday 8 am – 3:15 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 1 pm
For questions only, please reach out to our COVID-19 hotline at 847-618-0242.

*Repeat PCR testing is not recommended. The CDC and infectious disease experts recommend against repeat testing for COVID-19 within 90 days of a positive COVID -19 test result. During this time, you may test positive even though you are not considered contagious. Antigen (rapid) testing is advised only if required by an employer. Antigen (rapid) testing is best suited for the 5 days post COVID positive patients who are symptom free or overall are feeling well. NCH does not perform Antigen (rapid) testing for this purpose. Testing would need to be performed at an outside resource, such as a pharmacy or free standing testing center.

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