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
Indoors on the ground floor clinic in the main hospital building
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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