Take our survey
/
We are working to improve the Boston Public Health Commission website and we would love to hear from you! If you have a few minutes, please take our quick survey about the site:
City department hours
/
City Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you need to visit a department, you must make an appointment.
Back to top
Last updated:

COVID-19 testing sites

The City of Boston partners with community health centers, hospitals, and pharmacies to increase access to COVID-19 testing for Boston residents.

The City of Boston is encouraging residents and businesses to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and an important part of stopping the spread is getting more people tested. This will help the City of Boston better understand and control the spread of the virus. 

Still have questions? Contact:
Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02118

Getting tested

You should get tested if you: 

The City is also encouraging everyone to consider getting tested for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms. If you are interested in accessing free COVID-19 testing, check out the City’s mobile testing sites. Testing at our mobile sites is available to anyone, regardless of symptoms and insurance coverage

Other testing centers

Other testing centers have varying policies regarding the availability of asymptomatic testing and insurance coverage. Please call ahead. The multilingual Mayor's Health Line (617-534-5050) can help with health insurance applications. You can also get help navigating Boston's health care system and COVID-19 questions.

Locations outside of Boston

The state put together its own map that includes COVID-19 testing locations outside of the City of Boston:

State testing locations

When I reach out to get a test, what should I ask the provider? 
  • Do I need to have symptoms to get tested? 
  • Will I be billed or is it free? 
  • Is it a walk-up or a drive-thru site? 
  • Do I need to make an appointment? 
  • How soon will I get my results?
Free online screenings

If you think you are experiencing symptoms, Buoy Health is offering free online screenings for Mass. residents.

Image for map background image

COVID-19 testing sites map

View a map of testing sites in Boston.
Show Map

List of testing sites

Testing sites

Please note: The hours, times, and processes vary by site. Some sites require you to call ahead for pre-screening and to schedule an appointment. You should contact your health insurance provider with insurance coverage questions, and to determine any potential uncovered costs.

TESTING FACILITY ADDRESS CONTACT and testing info Hours
Bowdoin Street Health Center 230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

617-754-0100

  • To be tested, you must meet CDC symptomatic criteria.
  • Testing starts at age 12 -17 and is only available to Bowdoin Street pediatric patients. Testing is available to the public for those 18 and older.
  • Health insurance is collected. Residents must check with their insurance for uncovered costs.
  • Free tests are made available on a screening basis. If you are not a Bowdoin Street patient and want to re-test, if you already had a positive test or have left Massachusetts while traveling you will not be able to receive a free test.
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(Boston main campus)
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-732-5500  

Brookside Community Health Center

3297 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130 617-522-4700 or 617-983-4100

Wednesdays and Thursdays only, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Walk-in service, weather permitting.

Last day of service is Thursday, November 5.

Carney Hospital 2100 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
617-296-4000 Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Charles River Community Health 495 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02135
617-783-0500 Open Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Codman Square Health Center 637 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02124

Please call 617-822-8271 to pre-register.

Testing is available if you have symptoms or not. Registration is required and insurance information will be collected. Please check with your insurance carrier for COVID-19 covered services. 

If you have no insurance, that's no problem. We can help. Free tests are available at no cost based on a patient screening.

Mondays, Tuesdays,  and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.,

Alternate Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Dates: Nov. 27, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, 22, and 29)

Alternate Saturdays, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Dates: Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and 19, Jan. 2 and 16

CVS Pharmacy drive-thru

207 Market Street, Brighton, MA 02135

181 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

1921 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132

4600 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131

1150 Saratoga Street, East Boston, MA 02128

703 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester, MA 02124

To get tested, register in advance online with CVS.

 
Daniel Driscoll Neponset Health Center (Harbor Health) 398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
617-282-3200

By appointment only: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(Times subject to change)

Dimock Center 45 Dimock Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

617-442-8800 (Ext. 2683)

Available to everyone by appointment only. You must pre-register by calling 617-754-8240.

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

DotHouse Health 1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122

617-740-2292

Testing is free but on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive as early as possible to receive your time slot slip. Once time slots are filled for the day, please return during our next testing hours

Note: Please wear a mask and bring your insurance card and photo ID, if you have those.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesdays, 1 - 8 p.m.

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center 79 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128

Testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

You need to pre-register for testing by calling 617-569-5800 before arriving on site. This helps reduce traffic and crowding.

Walk-up testing: Monday - Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Fenway Health Center

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (Parking Lot), 161 Kilmarnock Street, Boston, MA 02215

By appointment only: 617-927-6000

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center 9 Taft Hill Terrace, Roslindale, MA 02131

Testing is available at no cost and regardless of symptoms.

You have to make an appointment. Call 617-323-4440

Monday through Friday, 1 - 3 p.m.
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center 632 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121

617-245-8206

You must make an appointment. Anyone unable to schedule an appointment can go to any of the Harvard Street mobile testing sites listed at the bottom of this page.
 

Monday through Friday, 3 - 4 p.m.
Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-726-2000  
Mattapan Community Health Center 1575 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
617-296-0061 Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NEW Health Charlestown 15 Tufts Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
857-238-1100 Monday through Friday, 1 - 4 p.m. 
NEW Health Waterfront North End 332 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 Appointments can be made by calling NEW Health at 617-643-8000 Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Revere drive-through express COVID-19 testing

Across the street from the Shops at Suffolk Downs on Tomasello Way, 31 Furlong Drive, Revere, MA 02151

Visit the state's website for more information.  
South Boston Community Health Center 409 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

Registration and appointment require. Call 617-269-7500.

Update: On Friday, November 26, testing hours are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tufts Medical Center

Tye Pavilion, 171 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

Update: Starting November, 30, testing will be located at 276 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111

617-636-5000

Walk-ins accepted. Pre-registration recommended through the Tufts online form.
 
Please check with your insurance carrier to confirm coverage. Asymptomatic individuals will be charged an out-of-pocket cost of $135.

Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Upham's Corner Health Center 415 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125

617-388-5007

Patients need to call first for an appointment.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Whittier Street Health Center 1290 Tremont Street
Roxbury, MA 02120
617-427-1000 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The state also put together a map of testing locations outside of the City of Boston.

Mobile testing sites

Mobile testing sites
East Boston Community Health Center: 1 - 5:30 p.m.

Central Square Park
Border Street, across from Liberty Plaza Shopping Center
East Boston, MA 02128

Our mobile testing sites offer free, asymptomatic, low-threshold testing, regardless of insurance. Pre-registration is required. Call 617-568-4500.

Whittier Street Health Center: 1 - 5:30 p.m.

Jubilee Christian Church
1500 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126

Our mobile testing sites offer free, asymptomatic, low-threshold testing, regardless of insurance. Pre-registration is required. Call 617-858-2406.

East Boston Community Health Center: 1 - 5:30 p.m.

Central Square Park
Border Street, across from Liberty Plaza Shopping Center
East Boston, MA 02128

Our mobile testing sites offer free, asymptomatic, low-threshold testing, regardless of insurance. Pre-registration is required. Call 617-568-4500.

Whittier Street Health Center: 1 - 5:30 p.m.

Jubilee Christian Church
1500 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126

Our mobile testing sites offer free, asymptomatic, low-threshold testing, regardless of insurance. Pre-registration is required. Call 617-858-2406.

East Boston Community Health Center: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Central Square Park
Border Street, across from Liberty Plaza Shopping Center
East Boston, MA 02128

Our mobile testing sites offer free, asymptomatic, low-threshold testing, regardless of insurance. Pre-registration is required. Call 617-568-4500.

Whittier Street Health Center: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Jubilee Christian Church
1500 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126

Our mobile testing sites offer free, asymptomatic, low-threshold testing, regardless of insurance. Pre-registration is required. Call 617-858-2406.

Could I have COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

There is growing evidence of transmission risk from infected people without symptoms (asymptomatic), or before the onset of recognized symptoms (pre-symptomatic).

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should call your health care provider. This is especially important for individuals at high risk for complications from COVID-19.

Think you should get tested?

We have answers to common questions about when you should be tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19):

When to get tested