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Boston Testing Sites for COVID-19

The City of Boston is partnering with community health centers and hospitals to increase access to COVID-19 testing for Boston residents.
  • All insurances cover COVID-19 testing and treatment. However, testing will be provided free of charge regardless of insurance or immigration status and will not affect “public charge” rule determinations

  • All sites require you to CALL AHEAD for pre-screening and to schedule an appointment.

  • Hours vary between sites. CALL AHEAD. 

  • Many of these sites have capacity for languages in addition to English.

  • Contact your health insurance provider with insurance coverage questions.

The multilingual Mayor's Health Line (617-534-5050) can help with health insurance applications, navigating Boston's health care system and COVID-19 questions.

Boston Testing Sites Map
Click here or the image below for an interactive map of testing sites

PLEASE NOTE: This map will be updated frequently to reflect new sites available for testing.
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The state also put together a map of testing locations outside of the City of Boston.

Could I have COVID-19?

People with COVID-19 have reported mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Additional symptoms such as chills, and loss sense of taste and smell have also been reported. In severe cases, it can cause pneumonia.

Should I go to my doctor and get tested for COVID-19?

If you have symptoms of this virus, you should call your health care provider. Your health care provider will assess your symptoms and possibility of exposure and will determine if you should be tested. It is especially important to be tested if are an individual at high risk such as: 
  • Older adults, age 60 years or over  
  • People with underlying health conditions  
  • People with weakened immune systems  

Follow the links below for answers to all of your questions about when to get tested.

When to be Tested for COVID-19:

Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Cases
If you are sick and have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the links below provide information to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

What to do if you are a Confirmed or Suspected Case:

BUOY HEALTH, A BOSTON BASED COMPANY IS OFFERING FREE COVID-19 ONLINE SCREENINGS.
CLICK HERE IF YOU THINK YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS.
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