Massachusetts has many testing options. If you live somewhere else, check your state website for resources. You can also use a home testing kit (often called antigen tests). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has more information about home testing here.

Routine COVID-19 testing for people without COVID-19 symptoms is not available in our Emergency Departments, Urgent Care locations or Primary Care offices.

If you are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, visit one of Beth Israel Lahey Health’s walk-in testing centers or search for a testing site on the Massachusetts state website, or your state’s website.

Do I Need a Test?

Testing is recommended if:

  • You develop any symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild. Symptoms include:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • New or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of sense of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • New or worsening diarrhea
  • You are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

For detailed information, visit the CDC’s webpage on testing for COVID-19.

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

These sites do not require a physician’s order or appointment.

Bowdoin Street Health Center

230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
Parking lot
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:15 pm
Wednesday: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walk-ins only.
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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 – 1:30 pm & 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
If you do not have a physician order, you may walk in for a test. Due to high volume, we may, at times, be unable to accept additional walk-ins. More about COVID-19 Testing at BIDHC-Chelsea.
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Other Testing Sites

These sites require an appointment and/or a physician referral. Find details under each location.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
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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Mount Auburn Hospital

330 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Drive-thru accessed via Emergency Department parking garage entrance in the left lane
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Physician referral required. Appointments required.
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Lahey Outpatient Center – Danvers/Urgent Care Center

480 Maple St., Danvers, MA 01923
Monday – Tuesday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 am – 3:30 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-19 Testing is located in the Outpatient Clinical Center Laboratory Ground Floor (campus map)
Monday: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Physician referral required. Appointments required. Find more information on this site.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth

281 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA 02360
Main campus parking lot B
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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 – Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Physician referral required. No appointment necessary but pre-registration is required.
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