COVID-19 Testing

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, difficulty breathing), call your healthcare provider first. They will advise you on what to do next.

Somerville residents:

COVID-19 tests are available to all Somerville residents for free, regardless of health insurance or immigration status. You do not need to be symptomatic to receive a test.

Assembly Square

  • The COVID-19 testing site previously located at the CHA Somerville Hospital has moved to 133 Middlesex Avenue (near the former Kmart) in Assembly Square. Testing procedures are the same as at the previous location:
    • Patients must have an appointment to be tested. To make an appointment, call 617-665-2928 (Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.). CHA patients can also use their MyCHArt account to set up an appointment.
    • Patients can arrive in a car, on a bike, or on foot. 
    • Testing is free, although CHA will ask for your insurance information so they can be reimbursed. You will not be turned away if you do not have insurance.
    • You do not need to have symptoms to be tested.
    • Immigration status will not be checked.
    • Testing is available for anyone 8 years of age and older.
    • Please bring a photo ID.
    • Patients will receive a phone call with their results, which could take up to five days to come in.

Mobile Testing Sites

  • The mobile testing unit will accept patients by appointment at roaming locations. You must call one of the phone numbers below to make an appointment during regular City Hall business hours (Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.). Please leave a message if no one answers. Staff members may be receiving a high volume of calls and will return your call as soon as possible.
    • English: 617-682-0583
    • Spanish: 617-398-7770
    • Portuguese: 617-684-5625
    • Nepali: 617-735-5553
    • Haitian Creole: 617-625-6600 ext. 2622

Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Testing Dates

Please check back later for more dates.

  • Stop the Spread MA
    • The State is also offering testing at nearby communities including Everett and Chelsea, among other locations across the Commonwealth. If you’re not able to get an appointment in Somerville at a time that will work for you, consider one of these sites as another option. Some locations require appointments, and some offer walk-up testing. Learn more here
    • MEMA, in coordination with the COVID-19 Command Center, has launched an interactive map with information about COVID-19 test sites in Massachusetts. It also includes a downloadable full list of test sites. All information is sourced from site operators and healthcare providers. Information continues to evolve quickly, so those looking to be tested are encouraged to contact sites prior to arrival. Many sites may also require pre-screening, a referral, and/or an appointment.
    • All persons tested will receive guidance on how to protect themselves and family members while test results are pending. Guidance will be available in multiple languages. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by a public health nurse who will provide information and support on how to isolate and recover safely at home. 
  • All Massachusetts residents:
    • Through the end of October, the State will offer testing nearby in Everett and Chelsea, among other locations across the Commonwealth. If you’re not able to get an appointment in Somerville at a time that will work for you, consider one of these sites as another option. Some locations require appointments, and some offer walk-up testing. Learn more here
    • MEMA, in coordination with the COVID-19 Command Center, has launched an interactive map with information about COVID-19 test sites in Massachusetts. It also includes a downloadable full list of test sites. All information is sourced from site operators and healthcare providers. Information continues to evolve quickly, so those looking to be tested are encouraged to contact sites prior to arrival. Many sites may also require pre-screening, a referral, and/or an appointment.

    All persons tested will receive guidance on how to protect themselves and family members while test results are pending. Guidance will be available in multiple languages. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by a public health nurse who will provide information and support on how to isolate and recover safely at home.