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Cermak Immediate Care is committed to providing essential COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing services to the communities of Chicago, Cicero, and Roseland. Our goal is to ensure the health and safety of our patients and the community by offering accessible and accurate testing solutions.

COVID-19 Testing at Cermak Immediate Care

COVID-19 testing is critical for determining the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This test is crucial for anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, body aches, or shortness of breath, or for those who have had potential exposure to the virus through travel or contact with infected individuals.

Who Should Get Tested?

You may need a COVID-19 test if you:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
  • Have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Work in a high-risk environment such as healthcare facilities or long-term care homes.
  • Plan to travel or have recently returned from travel.
  • Need a test for workplace or school requirements.

Scheduling and Testing Process at Cermak Immediate Care

To schedule a COVID-19 test, call Cermak Immediate Care. Our staff will ask a series of screening questions to assess your situation and recommend the best testing approach. We offer same-day appointments for symptomatic individuals and prompt scheduling for those without symptoms.

During your visit, a healthcare provider will perform a nasopharyngeal swab, which is a quick procedure but may cause slight discomfort. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Results and Follow-Up

Most COVID-19 test results are available within 24 hours, although it can take several days to receive confirmation from the lab. Patients are advised to follow strict isolation guidelines while waiting for their results to prevent potential spread of the virus.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

In addition to viral testing, Cermak Immediate Care offers COVID-19 antibody testing to the greater Chicago community, which identifies if you have had past exposure to the virus. This test detects the presence of specific antibodies (IgG), which the body produces in response to the infection.

How Antibody Testing Works

Antibody testing is conducted through a simple blood draw. The presence of IgG antibodies typically suggests a previous infection and possibly some level of immunity, although the duration and effectiveness of immunity are still under study.

FAQs About COVID-19 and Antibody Testing

Visit Cermak Immediate Care for Your COVID Testing Needs

Whether you require a diagnostic test for an active COVID-19 infection or an antibody test to check for past infection, Cermak Immediate Care is here to provide fast and reliable testing services. Our clinics are equipped to handle your testing needs promptly and safely, ensuring you and your family remain informed and protected.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, Hoffman Estates, and Rolling Meadows are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Cicero

Cermak Immediate Care

5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804

Chicago

Cermak Immediate Care

2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608

Roseland

Cermak Immediate Care

134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

Rapid Immediate Care

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169

Rolling Meadows

NewMed Immediate Care

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008