Public health authorities in Boston on Monday unveiled a map showing community health centers in the city where testing for COVID-19 is now available. Combined with area hospitals, 15 testing sites are now available in the city alone.
Officials are still asking residents to call ahead for pre-screening and to schedule an appointment. Testing is free regardless of insurance or immigration status, according to Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office.
“Every community deserves full access to COVID-19 testing," said Walsh in a statement. “We will continue to work to expand access to testing for all residents across Boston, particularly our hardest hit communities.”
He continued, “Access to neighborhood-based testing will help us quickly identify cases, and get people the care and support needed to recover and prevent the further spread of COVID-19.”
As of Sunday, Boston had 5,516 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 175 deaths.
Testing facilities in Boston include:
- Codman Square Health Center
- The Dimock Center
- DotHouse Health
- Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
- Mattapan Community Health Center
- Whittier Street Health Center
- East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
- Upham’s Corner Health Center
- Bowdoin Street Health Center
- Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Community Physicians at Hyde Park
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital (main campus)
- Carney Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- St. Elizabeth Medical Center
- Tufts Medical Center