December 24 (Christmas Eve) – CLOSED
December 25 (Christmas Day) – CLOSED
December 31 (New Years Eve) – CLOSED
January 1 (New Years Day) – CLOSED
|TESTING FACILITY||LOCATION||TESTING INFO||HOURS|
|Anna M. Cole Community Center||Next to 24 Heath Street, |
Boston, MA 02130
|Walk-in testing open to the public!||Monday: 2PM – 7PM
Tuesday: 2PM – 7PM
Wednesday: 2PM –7PM
Thursday: 2PM – 7PM
Friday: 2PM – 7PM
Saturday: 2PM – 7PM
Sunday: 12PM – 3PM
Our 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.
PLEASE REFER TO THE MAP BELOW FOR REFERENCE!
We use PCR tests, which are self-administered anterior nasal/non-invasive swabs under the guidance and supervision of a Registered Nurse.
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 24-72 hours of your test…
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.
Patient must quarantine inside their house for 2 weeks, they should follow up with their primary care provider and notify anyone they have been in contact with recently that they have tested positive. The recommendations often change, verify with CDC website first by clicking Here
The Boston Housing Authority is not ticketing at this time. Parking in the ‘Resident Only’ area for a brief period is permitted.
Registration is not required. We are a first-come-first-served walk thru site!
If you received a negative test and you do not have symptoms:
If you received a negative test and you have symptoms:
Yes. We can test infants and children of all ages.
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 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.
Please visit the CDC for more information and educational material on COVID-19, testing and the latest updates on the virus.
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. Together we can save lives and hasten our mission to return to some semblance of normalcy.
Our Jamaica Plain location will be available through the fall. Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for up-to-date testing hours!
Our team of Registered Nurses deliver a premier level of private in-home nursing care for up to 24 hours per day. These include nurses with extensive home care, intensive care unit and inpatient background to provide an unparalleled level of care for every client we serve. We screen for skill and hire for character, compassion and empathy to provide expert clinical oversight, peace of mind and confidence for short-term, long-term and complex care situations.