Tufts Medical Center COVID-19 Testing

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Tufts Medical Center has partnered with the City of Boston and Boston Public Schools to open a COVID-19 screening site at the Josiah Quincy School, 885 Washington Street, Boston. 

Tufts MC moved its COVID-19 screening clinic across the street to the school after extensive talks with the City of Boston. The added space allows five times the number of people to be screened each day. Lab processing is performed at the Medical Center and results are available within 2 days. 

Our screening site is available to patients of Tufts Medical Center, health care workers, first responders, essential city personnel and residents of the greater Chinatown community who are concerned they may have COVID-19, regardless of symptoms.

Hours of Operation:

The screening site is open:

Monday – Friday 7 am – 7 pm 
Saturday and Sunday – 7 am – 5 pm

Testing location/directions

Tufts Medical Center’s COVID-19 testing site is located at the:

Josiah Quincy School
885 Washington Street, Boston MA 

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How to access testing

For your convenience and to minimize wait times, we encourage you to pre-register for a testing appointment. Walk-in appointments are also available. To pre-register, please call 617-636-0019. On this call, you will be given an account number that will speed up your testing process and reduce your wait time. Language interpreter services are available on-site.

What to bring with you

If you pre-registered, please bring your account number. 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.

Post test instructions

After you are tested for COVID-19, you may not return to work. You must remain at home until you receive your test results, which may take up to two days. Should medical attention be necessary immediately after testing at the Josiah Quincy School, resources are available to escort you to the Tufts Medical Center Emergency Department. Please visit the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website for further guidance.

Please seek COVID-19 testing

  • If you have a fever or signs and symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose).
  • Close contact to confirmed COVID-19 case in group settings.
  • History of domestic travel within last 14 days to CDC Level 3 location with known community transmission*
  • At risk due to advanced age (>60 years old) or co-morbidity (multiple health issues).
  • Part of a cluster of acute respiratory illness in a group setting.
  • In close (household) contact of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

*(e.g., King County WA; Westchester, NY; Solano, CA)

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.


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