More mobile COVID-19 testing planned in Lake County

Unit to be available at sites in Highland Park and Mundelein

WAUKEGAN -- The Lake County Health Department is announcing that free COVID-19 testing is coming to Mundelein and Highland Park.

A mobile testing unit managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health will be stationed in the county according to the following schedule:

* 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 at the Highland Park Metra Station, 1700 St. John’s Ave., Highland Park

* 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 at the Mundelein Metra Station, 205 N Archer Ave., Mundelein

* 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16 at the Highland Park Metra Station, 1700 St. John’s Ave., Highland Park

Know Before You Go

Testing is free and open to all regardless of symptoms. A phone number and name are required in order to receive testing results. Photo identification and proof of insurance are helpful, but not required. High demand for testing may result in long wait times. Testing locations may close early due to inclement weather or if daily testing supplies are exhausted.

Those utilizing drive-thru testing must be seated at a functioning window. Once you get in line at the site, you will not be permitted to exit your car. All sites will also accommodate walk-up individuals. Only viral testing is provided at the mobile testing site.

Other Testing Options

State-run Community-Based Testing Sites, located in Waukegan (102 W. Water St.) and Arlington Heights (2000 W Euclid Ave.) are now open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Testing at these sites is free. For more information, visit the IDPH website at

Many health care providers in Lake County also have COVID-19 testing available. Please contact your provider or the facility to ask about testing criteria and appointment availability. Residents without a healthcare provider or insurance can contact the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center for an appointment at 847-377-8800.