Safe COVID-19 testing is available to current patients and all community members. 

Request a COVID-19 test: click here for our online form or call 617-388-5007 to schedule an appointment.


Strand Theater Walk-in Testing

Free, walk-in testing is available to all at the Strand Theater on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-4:00pm, 543 Columbia Road. No appointment necessary.

UCHC Testing Details

Walk-in testing not available. Results typically available in 36 hoursYou do not need to be an Upham’s Corner Health Center patient. We can quickly register you by phone. 

Weekly Testing Hours  

Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm (noon)

Friday: 10:30am-12:00pm (noon)

Saturdays: 9:30-11:30am 

Sunday: no testing 

Important Details

Please do not enter the building. COVID-19  testing takes place by appointment only in the clinic’s outdoor tent in the parking lot behind the main building at 415 Columbia Road. Upon your arrival, staff will let you know where to wait. If you need assistance from inside the building (for example, to pick up a prescription), please let staff member know.  

Photo ID

Please be prepared to present photo ID or other method of identification. 


We may need to reschedule testing based on the weather conditions, including high winds, extreme cold or heat, flooding, and/or excessive precipitation of any kind. We apologize in advance if we need to reschedule your test due to the weather and will work to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible. 

All patients and visitors must wear face coverings when coming to the health center for any reason.