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Dec
02

River Forest To Offer COVID-19 Rapid Testing This Week – Patch.com

Rapid testing for COVID-19 will be offered at First Presbyterian Church of River Forest on Wednesday, December 2 and Saturday, December 5. Testing is being administered by Covid Concierge, a Division of Event Medical Solutions, the company that provides medical services for events such as Chicago's Lollapalooza and the Chicago Bears. First Presbyterian Church is providing their parking lot as good will to the community. All tests require pre-registration and cost $175, payable by cash or credit card. A receipt will be provided that you may submit to your insurance company. The rapid test results will be emailed to you in 2-3 hours.

Anybody can register for a test regardless of symptoms. If you are asymptomatic and were in contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19, you may take this test. If you are symptomatic, you may want to contact your primary medical care professional for further testing guidance, but you may also take this test. Others may choose to take this test as a precautionary measure. The type of test offered is a rapid antigen test via a nasal swab. To better understand the different types of testing, please download this informational sheet from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

While residents of all ages may register, you are strongly encouraged to contact your primary medical care professional for any additional information, as well as for guidance on testing younger aged children.

Click here to register.

Testing will take place at the First Presbyterian parking lot, located at 7551 Quick Avenue (corner of Quick Avenue and Jackson Avenue). Please enter from Jackson Avenue (opposite of the normal traffic flow off Lathrop Avenue).

While the testing at this event is not free, we are sharing the information as it may be a convenient option for our residents. For information about other testing options, including free tests, click here.

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