LCG Boston is proud to work with the City of Boston and the Boston Public Health Commission to provide our residents with the means to obtain free COVID-19 testing. We are committed to promoting and supporting our neighbors’ health and well-being and urge everyone to respect the safety of their loved ones and peers to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. It is particularly imperative that we work together as a community by following CDC safety guidelines and getting tested when necessary.
|TESTING FACILITY||LOCATION||TESTING INFO||HOURS|
|Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center||123 Antwerp Street Extension|
Brighton, MA 02135
|Walk-in testing open to the public.|
December 25th & December 26th: CLOSED
|Hyde Park Community Center||1179 River St, Hyde Park, MA 02136||Walk-in testing open to the public.||Tuesday: 12:00PM-8:00PM
|Boston City Hall||1 City Hall Square, |
The Haymarket Room 240 (2nd Floor)
Boston, MA 02201
Walk-in testing open to the public.
Holiday Hours: December 26th: CLOSED
Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center
123 Antwerp Street Extension
Brighton, MA 02135
We use PCR tests, which are self-administered anterior nasal/non-invasive swabs under the guidance and supervision of a Registered Nurse.
IMPORTANT: This is a Broad Institute COVID-19 (RT)-PCR Diagnostic Assay Test which is a CLIA approved lab test. If you are planning to use this test for travel purposes, please check with your destination (state or country) prior to travel to ensure that they will accept this test. Since requirements are changing daily, it is the patient’s responsibility to check on these requirements beforehand. LCG Boston is NOT responsible if the Broad Institute is not on the list of accepted providers for your travel destination.
Registration is not required. We are a first-come-first-served walk thru site!
Yes. We can test infants and children of all ages.
No! All are welcome.
Restrooms are not open during testing hours.
Test results are often available the following day but can sometimes take 48 to 72 hours to return (due to high testing volume). You will receive an email with your test results from one of the following:
If you have not received your results by email within 48-72 hours of your test…
Click here for step by step instructions on accessing your COVID-19 test results.
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status must stay home for 5 days. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house. Please continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. The recommendations often change, verify with CDC website first by clicking Here
If you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines. This includes people who are not vaccinated.
For more information visit the CDC’s website below:
Even if you were tested at the same time, most swabs do not stay together during the testing process. Because of this, you may receive your results at different times. Because we strive to contact you as soon as we can, one person may receive their results bright and early while another receives them later in the afternoon. This is nothing to worry about!
In accordance with CDC Guidelines:
If you had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and you are in one of the following groups, you do not need to quarantine.
We recommend waiting at least 10 days from your first positive test to go for a retest. Keep in mind, per the CDC, you do not need a negative test to leave quarantine.
In the Broad Institute lab, they test 2 strands. A positive test means that both strands are positive, a negative test means that both tests are negative. Inconclusive or invalid means that one strand came back positive and one came back negative. This is neither a positive or negative results and the best thing is to get retested right away.
This specimen failed to produce a valid result after two attempts per the Broad Institute.