Area Lawmakers, Glenview Parks Partner On Free COVID Testing Site At Flick Park

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Area Lawmakers, Glenview Parks Partner On Free COVID Testing Site At Flick Park

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Tom Robb

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January 06, 2021

State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17th) (center) and State Sen. Laura Fine (D-9th) (right) help cut the ribbon opening the new testing site at Flick Park in Glenview on Monday, Jan. 4. (Shawn Clisham/Journal photo)

To make COVID-19 testing more convenient and accessible for residents of the North Shore, State Sen. Laura Fine (D-9th) partnered with other local lawmakers and the Glenview Park District to open a new testing site at Flick Park Field House, 3600 Glenview Rd. in Glenview, starting Monday, Jan. 4.

Testing is available by appointment only at the Flick Park location Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glenview Park District officials said there is no set end date for the testing site.

Testing services are provided by Northshore Clinical Labs and are available to all at no out-of-pocket cost. Those who are insured must bring their insurance card, but testing is also available to uninsured Illinoisans at no cost with an ID. Fine said costs for those who are uninsured are being covered by funds from the federal CARES Act. Northshore Clinical Labs is not associated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

“Testing is a critical tool in the fight against the pandemic, but many residents don’t have the time or ability to drive long distances to a testing site,” Fine said. “I’m thrilled to be able to help provide this service to the people of the North Shore community, and I encourage anyone who has been exposed or who’s feeling under the weather to get tested.”

Fine partnered with State Reps. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17th) and Robyn Gabel (D-18th), Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton (D-14th), and U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider (D-10th) and Jan Schakowsky (D-9th) to bring the testing site to the area.

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January 6, 2021 at 09:02AM

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