Where to Go for COVID-19 Testing

Where to Go for COVID-19 Testing

Where to Go for COVID-19 Testing

Lee esto en EspañolYou know when you aren’t feeling well. Sore throat, achy, sick to your stomach. With the COVID-19 virus still spreading quickly, this isn't the time to “just get through it.” Getting a COVID-19 diagnostic test could help you know what to do and keep from spreading it to others.

The spread of COVID-19 isn’t slowing down, and making sure you are taking care of your health and protecting your family and friends is more important than ever.

A benefit of having health insurance is being able to rely on the doctors, labs, facilities and drug stores in your health plan’s network to get tested when you start showing symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By making sure a testing site or lab is in network, you can be confident that all the costs of your test will be covered.

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are having symptoms that worry you, an at-home test may be a good place to start. If the test is positive, your next step will be to call your doctor so they can guide your care.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois members can call Customer Service at the number listed on your member ID card for help finding an in-network pharmacy or testing site near you.

What about getting the COVID-19 vaccines? Do you know when you can get it and where to go?

For other resources and information about COVID-19 and you, visit our COVID-19 website.

Originally published 11/30/2020; Reviewed 2022