Massachusetts
COVID-19 Testing for
Child Care

Visit Healthcare, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care (EEC) is offering No-Cost COVID-19 drive-through testing for the child care community at locations across the state. Get tested.

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

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ALL LOCATIONS OPEN from 10am - 6pm

The following locations are open
6 days a week (Monday through Saturday):

Braintree

250 Granite St.

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Location diagonally across from the food court

Swansea

330 Swansea Mall Dr.

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Tewksbury

365 East Street

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On the East St. side of the hospital (across from the ball fields and adjacent to the old chapel and medical museum)

The following locations are open on a rotating schedule (see calendar below):

Athol

233 Reservoir Dr.

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Westfield

577 Western Ave.

Westfield State

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Franklin

598 Beaver St.

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Plymouth

33 Lothrop,

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Sturbridge

369 Main St.

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Questions?

Please call 1-866-888-4003

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Eligibility

Those eligible for No-Cost COVID-19 testing include enrolled children, child care providers /staff, as well as household members who have:

  • COVID-19 symptoms 

  • Have had close contact with anyone with COVID-19, OR

  • Have had possible exposure to anyone with COVID-19

 

No appointment is necessary and no pre-registration is needed. EEC provider license # is required at the time of test. 

 

Results

Turn-around time for test results from time of sample collection is typically 48-72 hours.

 

About the Test

The testing sites provide no-cost PCR tests using a simple lower nose swab. Test results will be sent through a secure online portal in 48 hours or less which will support programs to react quickly to symptoms and possible exposures. 

 

The Baker-Polito Administration will cover the costs of COVID-19 testing at sites dedicated to early education providers. In January, the Administration partnered with private and philanthropic funders, including supporters from the Massachusetts Early Education Funder Collaborative and BayCoast Bank, to launch a pilot COVID-19 testing program dedicated to providing on-demand PCR testing to child care providers and the families they serve to ensure easy access to testing when there is suspected COVID-19 exposure. The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) set up nine rotating drive-through testing sites throughout the Commonwealth, which are only open only to child care providers and individuals affiliated with programs.

 

Note: Programs should continue to follow all protocols in the COVID-19 Child Care Playbook including daily health attestations, visual screenings, and reporting positive test results to the appropriate entity.​