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COVID-19 Testing For Patients By Appointment

COVID-19 Testing

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Harbor Health is currently offering TESTING TO PATIENTS BY APPOINTMENT at the following locations:

Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis

FOR CURRENT PATIENTS ONLY AT THIS TIME

735 Attucks Lane, Hyannis
Testing Hours: Tuesdays, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM and Thursdays, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM*
Testing Location: Drive-thru testing trailer located in the parking lot, outside the health center
Call to make an appointment: (508) 778-5420

Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center

FOR CURRENT PATIENTS ONLY AT THIS TIME

398 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester
Testing Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 AM -12:30 PM*
Testing Location: Drive-thru testing trailer located in back parking lot, outside the health center
Call to make an appointment: (617) 282-3200

Please call the health center to make a testing appointment!

*We may need to update testing hours in the future.  We will let patients scheduled for a test know of any changes and update the hours on this page.

What if I am not a patient?

Please visit mass.gov/GetTested to find a COVID testing location near you.

Who can get tested at Harbor Health?

At this time, Harbor Health is ONLY TESTING CURRENT PATIENTS.  We encourage current patients to call to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test if you:

  • Have symptoms including: fever, chills, shaking chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, body aches, and/or new loss of a sense of taste or smell. Some people who have COVID-19 have also had gastrointestinal symptoms and inflammatory conditions.
  • Were exposed to COVID-19 and need to return to work or school.
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 and need to return to work or school.
  • Had symptoms of COVID-19, have recovered, and need to return to work or school.
  • Do not have symptoms and need a test for travel, work, school, or safety.

How do I make an appointment to get a test?

Select the health center location most convenient to you where we are offering testing.  

If you are a patient at the health center:

  1. Please call the health center to make an appointment.
  2. Say you need to have a COVID-19 test.
  3. We will schedule a test appointment.
  4. We will also schedule a telehealth video or phone appointment with a provider or nurse to talk about your symptoms or situation.
  5. For your test appointment, please follow the check in instructions below.

Where Should I Check In and Wait for My Test Appointment?

Test Check In Instructions:

Please note, you DO NOT need to go inside the health center to check in for a COVID-19 test.

  1. Please go to the parking lot.
  2. Follow signs to drive up to the testing trailer.
  3. Follow signs to stop and check in.
  4. Proceed to testing window.

Waiting Instructions:

You DO NOT need to go inside the health center.

If you come to your test by car…

  • After you check in at the trailer, please wait in your car.
  • Any people who come with you must remain in the car.
  • Everyone must wear a mask.

If you do not come by car…

  • After you check in at the trailer, please go to the small tent next to the testing tent.
  • We will call you when it is time for the test.
  • Everyone must wear a mask.

Why should I get a test for COVID-19?

You should get a test if you are having symptoms and your provider recommends you have one.  By getting a test, we can best help you with your care and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to more people.

You may also need a test if you were exposed to COVID-19, tested COVID-19 positive, or have recovered from symptoms of COVID-19 and need to return to work.  You may also need one for travel, work, school, or for safety even if you are not having symptoms.

Why was I tested for COVID-19?

Your provider may have sent you to get a test because you are having or had symptoms of COVID-19. The symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. You may have also been in close contact with someone who has, or is suspected of having, COVID-19.

You may also need a test for travel, work, school, or safety.

We tested you to help find out whether you have COVID-19.

When will I get my results?

Due to high demand, we may not receive lab results for 3-5 days.  You will receive your test results by phone call or portal message from our health center. We will contact you as soon as your results are available to talk about next steps.

Please contact the health center if you think you are getting sicker while you wait for the results.

What should I do while I wait for my test results?

Please stay home while you wait for test results.

If you have symptoms or may have been exposed to COVID.  Please tell your employer that you have been tested and that you must isolate until released.  As much as possible, you should also stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. You should also use a separate bathroom, if you have one.

The CDC recommends that you:

  • Wear a face mask when around other people.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid sharing common household items.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Clean surfaces you touch often, such as tabletops, doorknobs, sinks and light switches, every day.

Please download and read the care and safety sheet below for more information.

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What does a positive result mean?

A positive test means that you have COVID-19.

Treatment may include staying home (home-quarantine/self-quarantine) to avoid spreading the virus to others.

We will contact you as soon as your results are available to talk about your care and next steps.

What does a negative result mean?

A negative test result means that COVID-19 was not found in your test sample.

A negative test result likely means you don’t have COVID-19. Your provider will look at your test result along with other things, such as your symptoms and possible contact with someone who may have COVID-19.  We will contact you to talk about your care and next steps.

What does an inconclusive result mean?

An inconclusive test result means that the lab was not able to confirm if you do or do not have COVID-19 from your test sample. We will contact you to talk about your care and next steps.

How will I find out about my test results?

You will receive your test results within about 5 days, by phone call or portal message from our health center.

How much is the test going to cost?

You are not responsible for any costs related to COVID-19, including testing for the virus, outpatient care, and hospitalization.

When should I call my provider if I have symptoms?

You should contact your provider if you are having symptoms of COVID-19. For information about symptoms, please visit mass.gov/info-details/about-covid-19

If you are having trouble breathing, seek medical attention.

  • Call BEFORE you go to your health center or emergency room.
  • Tell them your symptoms.
  • They will tell you what to do.

Always call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.