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COVID-19
LCG is Boston's #1 resource for qualified RN staffing support for organizations, COVID-19 initiatives, and mobile testing sites. We maintain our promise to deliver the highest standard of care based on guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Public Health. Your safety always comes first!
  
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FREE WALK THRU COVID-19 TESTING IN BOSTON, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION:
Testing hours at the West End House B&G Club have changed to:
Monday-Friday: 6:30AM-8:00AM
Saturday: 9:30AM-1:30PM


Our Testing Sites

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 FACILITYLOCATIONTESTING INFOHOURS
Anna M. Cole Community CenterNext to 24 Heath Street,
Boston, MA 02130

Parking available at Roxbury
Community College in Lot 2.
See FAQs for map.

Walk-in testing open to the public, open through July!

CLOSED 7/3-7/4
Monday: 12PM – 7PM
Tuesday: 12PM – 7PM
Wednesday: 12PM –7PM
Thursday: 12PM – 7PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 9AM – 4PM
West End House B&G Club105 Allston Street,
Allston, MA 02134
Walk-in testing open to the public through July!

OPEN 7/2- 9:30AM-11:00AM

CLOSED 7/4-7/8
Monday: 6:30AM-8:00AM
Tuesday: 6:30AM-8:00AM
Wednesday: 6:30AM-8:00AM
Thursday: 6:30AM-8:00AM
Friday: 6:30AM-8:00AM
Saturday: 9:30AM-1:30PM
Sunday: CLOSED
Josephine Fiorentino Community Center123 Antwerp Street EXT,
Brighton, MA 02135
POP UP ONLY!
7/5-7/8

Free parking on Western Avenue, Antwerp St. EXT and side streets.
Tuesday, 7/5-1:00PM-4:30PM
Wednesday, 7/6- 9:30AM-1:00PM
Thursday, 7/7- 1:00PM-4:30PM
Friday, 7/8- 9:30AM-1:00PM

Where to Find Us

Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for up-to-date testing hours!

Anna M. Cole Community Center

Jamaica Plain



West End House Boys & Girls Club

Allston



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

About Our Testing Sites
  • Where are you located?
  • What type of test do you provide?
  • Are your tests accepted for travel?
  • Is there parking available at the Anna M. Cole Community Center?
  • Do I need to pre-register?
  • Can my young child be tested?
  • Do I need to be a Boston resident to be tested at one of your sites?
  • Are restrooms available at the testing sites?
Where are you located?

Our Jamaica Plain testing site is at the following location:

Anna M Cole Community Center
Next to 24 Heath Street [Jamaica Plain]
Boston, MA 02130
(behind the basketball courts)

You will see tents, signage, and cones directing traffic toward the testing site.


Our Allston testing site is at the following location:

West End House Boys and Girls Club
105 Allston Street,
Allston, MA 02134

What type of test do you provide?

We use PCR tests, which are self-administered anterior nasal/non-invasive swabs under the guidance and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Are your tests accepted for travel?

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. 

Is there parking available at the Anna M. Cole Community Center?

Parking for the Anna M. Cole Community Center testing site is located at Roxbury Community College in Lot 2.

Do I need to pre-register?

Registration is not required. We are a first-come-first-served walk thru site!

Can my young child be tested?

Yes. We can test infants and children of all ages.

Do I need to be a Boston resident to be tested at one of your sites?

No! All are welcome.

Are restrooms available at the testing sites?

Restrooms are not open during testing hours.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

About Your Results
  • When will I receive my results?
  • How do I access my test results?
  • I got a positive result, what should I do now?
  • My family member has received their results but I have not. Why?
  • My results were negative. Do I still need to quarantine?
  • I tested positive but need a negative test for work/school/travel. When should I retest?
  • I was told that my test was inconclusive. What does this mean?
  • I was told my test was invalid. What does this mean?
  • Where can I learn more about the Coronavirus?
When will I receive my results?

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:

  • careevolve@lknotification.com
  • ELLKAY@lknotification.com
  • NoReply@lknotification.com

If you have not received your results by email within 48-72 hours of your test… 

  1. First, check your spam/junk mail. The subject line will read “Lab results available from your provider.” 
  2. If you do not see the email in your spam/junk folder, please email us or give us a call to look into your account: hello@lcgboston.com, (857) 277-1690. 
How do I access my test results?

Click here for step by step instructions on accessing your COVID-19 test results.

I got a positive result, what should I do now?

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

My family member has received their results but I have not. Why?

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!

My results were negative. Do I still need to quarantine?

If you received a negative test and you do not have symptoms: 

  • Continue to stay away from others (self-quarantine) for 5 days after your last exposure to COVID-19 and follow all recommendations from the health department.
     
  • A negative result before the end of your quarantine period does not rule out possible infection.
     
  • You do not need a repeat test unless you develop symptoms.

If you received a negative test and you have symptoms: 

  • If your test is negative and you have symptoms you should continue to stay away from others (self-quarantine) for 5 days after your last exposure to COVID-19 and follow all recommendations from the health department. A second test and additional medical consultation may be needed if your symptoms do not improve.
     
  • If your symptoms worsen or become severe, you should seek emergency medical care. 
I tested positive but need a negative test for work/school/travel. When should I retest?

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.

I was told that my test was inconclusive. What does this mean?

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. 

I was told my test was invalid. What does this mean?

This specimen failed to produce a valid result after two attempts per the Broad Institute.

Where can I learn more about the Coronavirus?

Please visit the CDC for more information and educational material on COVID-19, testing and the latest updates on the virus.



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