Tufts Medical Center COVID-19 Testing

As of 5 pm on Jan. 27, 2023, our COVID-19 testing clinic at 276 Tremont St. will close.
COVID-19 testing is available at your local pharmacy or go to Find a Test for the location near you. 


Tufts Medical Center’s COVID-19 testing site:  
276 Tremont St. 
Boston, MA 02116

Hours: COVID-19 Testing - Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Insurance coverage

Although the State of Massachusetts supports broad testing, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as some private insurers are no longer covering COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic persons with no known exposure to an infected individual. Tufts MC employees and other individuals from our community who are asymptomatic and have not been exposed to COVID-19 may still choose to be tested, but are encouraged to contact their insurance carrier to confirm coverage. If insurance carriers do not cover a test, the cost is approximately $135 but that amount may vary depending on how your health plan processes the claim.

What type of test is it?

It is a PCR test. It is not a rapid-result test. 

What to bring with you

If you have a form of identification and/or insurance card, please bring it. However, you will not be turned away if you do not have these items.


Please seek emergency medical attention and/or call 911

If you are experiencing any emergency warning signs for COVID-19, which may include but are not limited to*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face 

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. Looking for information on receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine? Please visit us here