Is There A Testing Site in South Boston Under Consideration?

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) launched a new mapping tool to help Boston residents find locations offering COVID-19 testing. The City of Boston is partnering with community health centers to increase access to testing, particularly in neighborhoods experiencing higher rates of COVID-19.

“Every community deserves full access to COVID-19 testing. We will continue to work to expand access to testing for all residents across Boston, particularly our hardest hit communities,” said Mayor Walsh. “Access to neighborhood-based testing will help us quickly identify cases, and get people the care and support needed to recover and prevent the further spread of COVID-19”

According to the latest data from the Boston Public Health Commission, Hyde Park had 413 reported cases of COVID-19, Mattapan had 298, Dorchester had 1,274, East Boston had 410, Roxbury had 335, Roslindale had 302, and the South End had 372.

The map is available on and are asked to call ahead for pre-screening and to schedule an appointment. Residents can click on the interactive map to find the testing center with hours, address and contact information. It will be updated as new sites become available for testing.

Codman Square Health Center 637 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 822-8271
The Dimock Center 55 Dimock Street Roxbury, MA 02119 (617) 442-8800
DotHouse Health 1353 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122 (617) 740-2292
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center 632 Blue Hill Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121 (617) 825-3400
Mattapan Community Health Center 1575 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126 (617) 296-0061
Whittier Street Health Center 1290 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120 (617) 427-1000
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center 10 Gove Street  East Boston, MA 02128 (617) 569-5800
Upham’s Corner Health Center 415 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA 02125 (617) 388-5007
Bowdoin Street Health Center 230 Bowdoin Street Dorchester, MA 02122 (617) 754-0100
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Community Physicians at Hyde Park 1337 Hyde Park Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136 (617) 364-9880
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston main campus) 75 Francis Street Boston, MA 02115 (617) 732-5500
Carney Hospital 2100 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124 (617) 296-4000
Massachusetts General Hospital  55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 726-2000
St. Elizabeth Medical Center 736 Cambridge Street Brighton, MA 02135 (617) 789-3000
Tufts Medical Center 800 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111 (617) 636-7216

Testing is free regardless of insurance or immigration status. Residents are encouraged to call the Mayor’s Health Line at (617) 534-5050 to help with health insurance applications, navigating Boston’s health care system, and with COVID-19 questions.

Last week, Mayor Walsh and the Resiliency Fund Steering Committee announced additional funds for organizations that provide critical services and support to residents, vulnerable populations and Boston families whose wellbeing is most immediately impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

The East Boston Community Health Center received funding in the first round of fund distribution and will be expanding their testing to East Boston clients, in addition to first responders. Six community health centers in neighborhoods seeing higher incidences of COVID-19 to expand their testing capabilities for residents, including:

Resources and information about COVID-19 are available online. Resources available on and through City departments include support for renters and homeowners; small businesses; free meals for Boston students and families; free toiletries for Boston students; emergency childcare centers; support for older residents; information on homeless shelters; transportation options for health care workers; resources for those in recovery or those who have a substance use disorder; and mental health resources. 

For additional questions or programs, please visit our coronavirus website or call 3-1-1, Boston’s 24-hour constituent hotline. Text BOSCOVID to 888-777 to receive text alerts on a regular basis, available in 11 languages.