COVID testing at James Park in Evanston in June. (Barbara Freeman photo)

Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department and AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital will offer COVID-19 health screening and testing Monday to Evanston residents who may not otherwise have access to testing or online virtual health visits.

The testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the Evanston Township High School parking lot located north of Lake Street and east of Dodge Avenue from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, while supplies last.

Community members should enter the testing line from northbound Dodge Avenue. Testing will be offered in a drive-through format; however, walk-ins will also be accepted. No appointment is needed to participate in this event.

Testing will be provided free of charge for those without health insurance. Those with health insurance should bring their insurance card or provide the name of their insurance provider for billing. AMITA will bill the primary insurance on file; there will be no out of pocket cost to participants.

A doctor will be on site to answer questions, and Spanish-speaking team members will be available to assist, as needed. Participants in need will be provided with a face covering upon arrival, and should maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from non-family members at the event.

Test results are expected to be available within four days of testing. AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital will follow up with all who are tested to provide results, whether positive or negative, and additional education and instructions, as needed.

In addition to these community testing events, residents can access free testing at State community-based testing sites. Testing may also be provided through a resident’s primary healthcare provider.

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