Testing for COVID-19 is key to stopping its spread and ending the pandemic. Beth Israel Lahey Health provides testing at a variety of locations, some of which require a referral and/or an appointment.

You can find other testing sites by visiting the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s website.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, visit one of Beth Israel Lahey Health’s two walk-in testing centers or one of the Massachusetts Stop the Spread testing sites.

Testing is recommended if:

  • You were in close quarters with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 for an extended period of time (more than 15 minutes).
  • Someone in your household has COVID-19.
  • You have a fever over 100.5 combined with any of the following symptoms:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of taste or smell
  • You have uncommon COVID-19 symptoms (sore throat, nasal congestion, upset stomach, cough without a fever) AND had any contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Contact your primary care physician if you have questions about testing guidelines or to have an order placed for testing.

COVID-19 Testing Locations

Beth Israel Lahey Health has several options for COVID-19 testing. Some offer walk-in testing, and others require an appointment and/or a physician referral.

Walk-in Testing

This site does not require a physician’s order or appointment.

Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare – Chelsea

1000 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150
Drive-thru tent outside of facility, in left side of parking lot adjacent to Cabot Street
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
617-975-6262
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Other Testing Sites

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 3:45 pm
Physician referral required. Appointments required.
Call (617) 667-1235 to make an appointment.
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The Dimock Center

45 Dimock St., Roxbury, MA 02119
Richards Building front circle
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Appointments required.
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Bowdoin Street Health Center

230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
Parking lot
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 3:45 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:45 pm
Appointments preferred but require a physician referral. Walk-ins accepted.
617-754-0100
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Mount Auburn Hospital

330 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Drive-thru accessed via Emergency Department parking garage entrance in the left lane
Mondays and Tuesdays: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday – Sunday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Physician referral required. Appointments required.
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Lahey Outpatient Center- Danvers/Urgent Care Center

480 Maple St., Danvers, MA 01923
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Drive-through located on the left side of the building
Physician referral required. Urgent care will call to set up an appointment.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham

148 Chestnut St., Needham, MA 02492
COVID testing at this site is outdoors. Please park in the main parking lot, and proceed to outside the main entrance of the Outpatient Clinical Center (campus map).
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am; 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Physician referral required. Appointments required. Find more information on this site.
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Anna Jaques Hospital

25 Highland Ave., Newburyport, MA 01950
Drive-thru outside Emergency Department (entrance at 23 Rawson Ave.)
Monday – Wednesday & Friday – Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Physician referral required. Appointments required.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth

281 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA 02360
Main campus parking lot B
Monday: 10:00 am – 11:45 pm; 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 6:30 am – 8:45 am; 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Thursday: 12:30 – 2:45 pm
Friday: 6:30 am – 8:45 am; 10:00 am – 12:45 pm
Physician referral required. Appointments required.
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COVID-19 Drive Thru Storm Hotline
For Drive Thru tent weather status, please call 855-465-2220 and dial 1

Presidential Way

8 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA 01801
Drive-thru parking lot
Monday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Physician referral required. No appointment necessary but pre-registration is required.
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Effective May 17, 2021, the schedule will change to:
Monday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Holiday Hours:
This testing site will be closed May 28, 29 and 31 for the Memorial Day weekend. The site will be open Sunday, May 30, to accommodate pre-op patients.