A drive-up COVID-19 testing site has been set up at Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave.
Tests at the location are free and available to those who meet CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested. Eligible individuals include first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19 and those in high risk groups without symptoms. More information on eligibility can be found at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com.
An appointment is required and can be made at the above website or by calling 1-800-635-8611. No walk-up testing is available.
The following regulations apply to those being tested:
- Individuals must bring their appointment confirmation to be tested, received after registration at www.doineedacovid19test.com/ForestPark_IL_370.html.
- A valid photo ID or proof of identity is required.
- A mask must be worn, and individuals must stay in their cars.
Testing at this location is done through a self-administered nasal swab within the individual’s car with a healthcare provider observing. Directions will be provided in the confirmation email individuals receive after scheduling an appointment and on-site as well. Instructions on self-swabbing can be found here: doineedacovid19test.com/Covid19SwabTest.pdf
Those who are unsure they’ll be able to self-administer the nasal swab are encouraged to bring someone with who can assist.
After testing, individuals can access their results at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. They will receive a text and/or email notification when their COVID-19 test results are available. Results are generally available three to five days after testing.