Chicago Bears Legend Mike Singletary Discusses COVID-19 Study and Testing Offered at Aunt Martha’s

Aunt Martha’s is partnering with Meridian, leading provider of government-sponsored managed care services in Illinois, to offer COVID-19 PCR tests (to confirm current COVID-19 infection) and antibody testing (to confirm previous COVID-19 infection) at no cost to the Chicago Heights and Kankakee communities.

To help spread the word about the importance of testing in minority and underserved communities, Mike Singletary, former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears and Pro Football Hall of Famer is encouraging everyone – especially African Americans – to get tested.

The testing offered through the partnership is available on a first come, first served basis beginning June 9 and will run Tuesdays – Fridays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST in the following locations and Aunt Martha’s Pediatric Health & Wellness Center (Chicago Heights) and its Kankakee Community Health Center.

Those who test positive for COVID-19 will receive monitoring kits and a daily call from providers for the first 14 days to provide medical advice and help monitor any progression of symptoms, followed by once-per-week calls for one month.