Attorney general says COVID-19 testing company won’t reopen in ‘foreseeable future’

A pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in the south suburbs is now closed, but it was never listed as one of the Illinois Department of Public Health's approved testing sites and state officials are warning residents to be wary about any unapproved sites.

A suburban COVID-19 testing company that halted operations amid complaints about missing results and reports of pending investigations will not reopen in Illinois in “the foreseeable future.”

On Thursday night, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul issued a statement saying the testing sites have shut down indefinitely.

“Although the company voluntarily suspended operations, my office contacted company officials to demand that the Center for COVID Control immediately stop engaging in any fraudulent or deceptive conduct, particularly with respect to the delivery of testing results or billing,” Raoul said. “This evening, I am pleased to announce that the company’s representatives have agreed the Center for COVID Control will postpone the reopening of any pop-up testing locations in Illinois for the foreseeable future.”

The company shares a Rolling Meadows address with Doctors Clinical Laboratory Corp.

Earlier this week, Minnesota’s attorney general sued the Center for COVID Control and Doctors Clinical Laboratory Corp., alleging that they “either failed to deliver test results or delivered test results that were falsified or inaccurate.”

The Better Business Bureau has given the company an “F” rating, according to its website.

Illinois Department of Public Health officials issued advice to stick to trusted testing sites listed on the agency’s website,

Cases of fraud can be reported on the Illinois attorney general’s website.