The Loretto Hospital COVID-19 Testing Site Information

The Loretto Hospital is pleased to offer no cost testing for suspected COVID-19 infections in partnership 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.

We are offering walk-in testing options for members of the Austin and surrounding communities as well as healthcare workers and first responders.

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

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

When: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Directions Upon Arrival:

Walk-In: Please park in a designated Guest Parking Lot (Red Lot, northside of Harrison Street). Follow signs to the testing station located in the Emergency Department entrance. Form an orderly line according to directions 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 about the testing process, please contact us at 773-854-5475.

If you have already been tested and are awaiting results, you will receive a telephone call within 96 hours. If 96 hours has already passed and you have not received a telephone call, please contact us at 773-854-5475, Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.