Important COVID-19 Testing Information
As of August 3, 2022
COVID-19 Testing Weather Statement
Because our COVID-19 testing facility is outdoors, we may have to close the tent unexpectedly and without notice due to changing weather (wind, rain, heat, etc.).
COVID-19 testing now takes place by appointment only for patients and community members in the health center’s outdoor testing tent in the parking lot at 415 Columbia Road. Please call 617-287-8000 and follow the prompts for the COVID-19 clinic.
Upon your arrival, staff will let you know where to wait. If you need assistance (for example, to pick up a prescription), please let a staff member know. Results typically available in 3-5 days. We have a supply of rapid testing kits that we can provide to patients and community members on request when our normal testing program is unavailable.
Please be prepared to present photo ID or other method of identification.
All patients and visitors must wear face coverings when coming to the health center for any reason.
COVID-19 Testing Resources
Request free At-home Rapid Tests by mail
Each package includes 4 tests; limit one package per household at this time.
Mailing times: Tests typically take 7-10 business days to arrive.
Boston Testing Sites: from the Boston Public Health Commission
Need immediate testing support? Check out Boston’s website for local and mobile testing sites:
Home Testing Instructions
Rapid Test Instructions
Home Testing Demonstration Videos
(Please note: this section is for more information purposes only; Upham’s does not supply or endorse these products.)
Quidel QuickVue Home Test: https://quickvueathome.com/
iHealth Home Test: https://ihealthlabs.com/
Additional videos in multiple languages
QuickVue: http://QuickVue Test – YouTube
Binax: http://BINAX NOW – YouTube