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RFU Health Clinics in North Chicago Expands COVID Tests to Public
A drive-thru test site for COVID-19 at Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinics in North Chicago has been expanded to welcome members of the general public by appointment.
The RFUHC site, at 3471 Green Bay Road, began COVID testing for campus community members and registered clinic patients on April 17. The clinic is now accepting anyone who is symptomatic and has completed a phone screening process. Testing is offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Hours may be expanded if demand increases, according to RFU Health Clinics President John Nylen, who said the site has the ability to perform 75 to 100 tests per day.
The drive-thru site is designed to quickly and safely screen people who are symptomatic for COVID, including those with cough, fever, or shortness of breath. Anyone interested in a test must call 224-570-7575 to set up an appointment. A doctor's order is not required. The cost of the test is covered by health insurance, with no copay required. If the patient is self-insured, the cost is less than $52.
During the initial phone screening, clinic workers will ask about existing COVID symptoms or direct exposure to someone with a confirmed case, with the goal of prioritizing incoming test subjects. Upon arrival, those seeking a test are asked to stay inside their vehicle. A phone number and instructions will be posted at the location, and arrivals must check in with a patient service representative over the phone before the test can be performed.
The clinic will contact patients with test results, which can take two to three days.
More information about the RFU Health Clinics is available at www.rfuclinics.com.