Safe Care at Rush:
Rush has taken the necessary steps to ensure it's a safe place for treatment. Learn more.
COVID-19 Testing and Wait Times
As the omicron variant quickly spreads throughout Illinois, RUSH is experiencing an increased volume of patients in our Emergency Departments. We expect that wait times will continue to increase. If you need a COVID test, RUSH offers a number of other readily available solutions.
- Get a COVID-19 test appointment at RUSH using online scheduling.
- COVID-19 testing sites are available at locations all around Illinois. Use the State of Illinois' interactive map to find a convenient testing location near you.
- The City of Chicago also offers testing locations on their website.
- Chicago residents can contact Connect Chicago for a mail-in, at-home test or visit one of their two in-person testing sites.
If you’re not sure if you need a test or have other questions about COVID-19 or other health conditions, please consider an E-Visit or on-demand video visit with a RUSH On Demand provider. RUSH On Demand providers can also help you schedule a test if you have symptoms.
DispatchHealth also offers in-person treatment at home from experienced medical providers within a few hours.
About Rush University Medical Center Emergency Department - Chicago
- Fast, expert care: Our expert ED doctors and nurses are experienced in treating all types of life-threatening illnesses and injuries in adults, children and infants. Rush has been recognized nationally for stroke and heart care, in part for our ability to administer life-saving treatments for these conditions.
- Private treatment rooms: Open 24/7, our center has 60 large treatment rooms with sliding glass doors to give you privacy.
- State-of-the-art infection control: Our ED was specially built to handle pandemics like COVID-19, as well as other large-scale emergencies. For instance, airflow can be controlled to help prevent the spread of infectious agents.
- Virtual and walk-in care for non-emergencies: If your medical problem is not an emergency, then you can get help via a digital visit.