Coronavirus testing expands to 12 community health centers

  • April 25, 2020

Coronavirus testing expands to 12 community health centers in Massachusetts, governor says:


Twelve community health centers will receive COVID-19 test kits from the state to expand testing in historically underserved communities in Eastern and Central Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said on Wednesday.

Baker announced the launch of an initiative with the Mass League of Community Health Centers and Quest Diagnostics to offer testing to members of the public who are sick or have been exposed to someone infected with the coronavirus.

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A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).