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COVID-19 Testing

Updated Jan. 9, 2023​

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions' COVID-19 Testing webpage for guidance on when to test and what type of test to take, especially if you tested positive in the last 90 days.

Always keep in mind that testing is only one part of preventing the spread of COVID-19.

On-campus COVID-19 testing

Rapid tests are available to students, faculty and staff who may need testing and do not have access to a rapid test. You can visit the offices listed below for a rapid test:

Lincoln Park Campus
Office of Health Promotion and Wellness (Located in the Student Center)
2250 N Sheffield Suite 302
Loop Campus
Student Affairs Office (Located in the Lewis Center)
25 E. Jackson Blvd Suite 1400

Both offices are open for pick up Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note tests will not be available for pick-up while the university is closed. If you can not visit during these times, please contact us at

At-home tests

 The federal administration is restarting the free at-home COVID-19 test program, permitting each American household to order up to four free tests this winter from

DePaul's medical plan pharmacy benefits now cover over-the-counter COVID diagnostic tests for employees enrolled in the university's HMO, PPO or CDHP plans. This coverage is per new federal guidance and is effective through the end of the federal public health emergency. Learn more.

Chicago-area residents

Please visit the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) website for testing location information. Testing locations and hours of operation may change, particularly for mobile testing sites, so please check the CDPH website prior to visiting a location for the most up-to-date information.  

Illinois residents 

Please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website for COVID-19 testing locations. 

Out-of-state residents 

For students, faculty and staff living outside Illinois, please check your local and state public health departments’ websites for more information. 

Questions or concerns

For questions or concerns, please email