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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. 

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.

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
Anna M. Cole

Mildred Hailey Apartments
24 Heath Street,
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Walk-ins welcome! No registration required.

Free parking is located at Roxbury Community College in Lot P2 New Health Street entrance.

Monday - Thursday, from 12 - 7 p.m.

Sunday, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bowdoin Street Health Center 230 Bowdoin Street,
Dorchester, MA 02122

617-754-0100

  • Drive thru service
  • Parking lot
  • Appointments preferred but walk-ins welcomed

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Wednesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bruce Bolling Building - Ground Level 2300 Washington Street,
Roxbury, MA 02119

Located on the ground level, walk-ins only

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12 - 8 p.m.

DotHouse Health 1353 Dorchester Avenue,
Dorchester, MA 02122

No appointment needed. Testing is free for patients.

Patients should bring their insurance card and ID, if available but not required. A PCR test is administered.

Monday, through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

AllClear Healthcare Government Center

3 Center Plaza #101,
Boston, MA 02108

Walk-ins welcome! Scheduled appointments also welcome. Schedule an appointment.

Monday - Thursday, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday  and Sunday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Harvard Street at Prince Hall Grand Lodge 24 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

Walk-ins welcome!

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday, Fridays, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesdays, from 3 - 7 p.m.

Tufts Medical Center

276 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

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 through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

West End House

105 Allston Street, Allston MA 02134

Walk-ins welcome!

Monday through Friday, 6:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

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
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(Boston main campus)
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-732-5500 By appointment in office
Charles River Community Health 495 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02135
Call 617-870-7299 to make an appointment

Testing Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Codman Square Health Center

637 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02124

To make an appointment for a test, you can call 617-822-8271.

Walk-ins are held on a first come first serve basis.

 

Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CVS

1266 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

3 Post Office Square,
Boston, MA 02109

Schedule an appointment online.

Varies

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.

Varies
Daniel Driscoll Neponset Health Center (Harbor Health) 398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122

617-282-3200

This location only serves current patients.

By appointment only

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.

Richards Building front circle.

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

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

Testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

Appointments only, make an appointment by calling 617-569-5800 before arriving on site. This helps reduce traffic and crowding.

Walk-up testing: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 3p.m.

Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center 9 Taft Hill Terrace, Roslindale, MA 02131

Testing available by appointment only. To make an appointment call 617-323-4440

Testing is available at no cost and regardless of symptoms.

Drive thru available in municipal parking lot.

Monday Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center at Veteran's Center 895 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124

This location is subject to changes due to staffing availability, please call to confirm your appointment. 

To schedule an appointment call 617-245-8206

Monday, 12 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, 4 - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 12 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, 12 - 4p.m.

Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-726-2000 By appointment in office
Mattapan Community Health Center 1575 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126

617-296-0061

Open to all, and new patients must be registered in Epic.

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 3 - 4 p.m.

NEW Health Charlestown 15 Tufts Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

Appointment only, call 857-238-1100.

Testing individuals with symptoms or COVID exposures.

Monday through Wednesday, 2 - 3 p.m. 

NEW Health Waterfront North End 332 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

Appointments only. Call 617-643-8000.

Testing individuals with symptoms or COVID exposures.

Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 - 10 a.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

Call 617-741-7310 or visit the state's website for more information.  
South Boston Community Health Center 409 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

As of January 4, We are no longer providing PCR testing for COVID-19.

Instead, we are booking appointments for you to pick up one antigen test kit to bring home, each kit contains 2 rapid tests.

Call 617-269-7500.

Varies

Upham's Corner Health Center 415 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125

617-388-5007

COVID-19 testing now takes place by appointment and for current patients only. Testing is located in the outdoor parking lot testing tent.

Monday Wednesday, Thursday, 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, 1 - 4 p.m.

Friday, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Whittier Street Health Center 1290 Tremont Street
Roxbury, MA 02120

Call 617-989-3071 to make an appointment. 

Take-home tests only offered to those who are symptomatic. No longer offering PCR testing

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

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

Free at-home test kits

At-home rapid tests are an important strategy to protect your friends and family from exposure. Help us stop the spread of COVID-19 in Boston.

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is pleased to offer rapid tests to Boston residents while supplies last for your use in the comfort of your own home.

Find kits in the community

Test kits are not currently available at pickup sites in the community, though some community partners are still distributing test kits to priority populations. We will provide more information as tests become available.

If you test positive, call your healthcare provider immediately to see if you are eligible for COVID-19 treatment. Follow their instructions, and keep them informed of your symptoms. If you have questions, please contact the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050.

At-home test kits information

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

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