The Loretto Hospital COVID-19 Testing Site Information

The Loretto Hospital is pleased to offer no cost testing for suspected COVID-19 infections in conjunction with the State of Illinois and Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office. If you suspect you may have coronavirus because of current symptoms, exposure to a known positive individual, or your recent travel history, you can be tested on site.

We are also offering appointment only screening options for Austin residents, members of the surrounding communities, healthcare workers, and first responders.

Patients will be tested regardless of age or ability to pay, and no copays will be charged. Insurance information may be collected for follow up and treatment purposes.

Where: The Loretto Hospital - 645 S. Central Avenue - Chicago, IL 60644


Directions Upon Arrival

Walk-In: Please park in the designated Guest Parking Lot (Red Lot, North of Harrison Street). Please check in at the Security front desk. You will need to undergo a temperature screening. Form an orderly line and maintain 6 feet social distancing. Please wear a mask that covers both your mouth and nose. Follow all hospital staff member instructions throughout the process.

For general questions:

Positive results are called within three business days. Negative results are emailed within four business days. If you do not receive a call or email, please email: or call 833-TLH-LOVE.