How are kids tested for COVID-19 at KIDS Urgent Care?
We offer multiple COVID-19 testing options for your baby, child, teen or young adult including nasal, throat or antibody tests. You and our pediatrician can choose the testing method best suited for your child. All swab cultures are sent to a state-designated lab for final diagnosis. Results are returned in about 2-3 days.Our staff adheres to the strict Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety, cleanliness and testing.
How can I Explain the COVID-19 Test Process to my Child?
We encourage you to watch this video with your child before coming for your child's COVID-19 test. It's kid-friendly and will help them feel more comfortable.
How do I schedule a COVID-19 test for my child?
If you think your child has COVID-19 symptoms and you would like to schedule a same-day COVID-19 test please call our clinic. We provide same-day appointments, but ask that you call in advance to complete the patient registration process. Upon arrival, please call from your car and we will take you right to a prepared, private exam room.
How is KIDS Urgent Care protecting patients during the COVID-19 pandemic?
In order to protect our patients and staff, we have instituted a mobile waiting room for patients with COVID-19 symptoms. We have set aside one exam room to be used strictly for potential COVID cases. Sick kids and their care-givers are taken directly from their cars to the exam room. We have implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting routines before and after each patient. All of our pediatric staff wear face coverings and gloves and full PPE covering when testing for the virus.
Telemedicine Assessments for Potential COVID-19 Patients*
Our pediatricians can assess your child from the comfort of your own home. They can help determine if your son or daughter should be tested for COVID-19 before you come to the clinic. Video visits are easy to set up. If necessary, same-day COVID-19 testing will be scheduled. KIDS Urgent Care is using Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines as to who should be tested.
*If your child is experiencing severe respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath, please proceed to the nearest emergency room or call 911.
KIDS Urgent Care Video Visits are quick and easy.