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While your health is our top priority, many CHA clinics currently have staffing shortages because of COVID-19. This may cause delays in answering phones and responding to your messages. Thank you for your patience.


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COVID-19 Testing

Where to get a COVID test

COVID Testing for CHA Patients

Where: 195 Canal Street, Malden
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
Appointments: Yes. Please call your CHA Primary Care Center for an appointment.
Results: CHA patients will get results from your CHA primary care team within 2 days. Results will also be available in MyChart.
Other details:

  • If coming by car, please keep windows rolled up.
  • There is no age limit for children. But your child must be able to sit still and tolerate the nose swab inside the vehicle.
  • Please bring a picture ID.
  • Tests are provided regardless of insurance. If you have insurance, CHA will bill them for the test (you may get a statement showing this).
  • COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2) viral testing is performed at our in-house CHA Laboratories. Outpatient testing is performed with nucleic acid amplification (NAAT) methods. For airline travel and other situations (schools, businesses, etc.) where COVID-19 molecular testing is required, this methodology is compliant with the most recent CDC guidelines. For specific questions or concerns regarding testing, please contact the Chief of Pathology (pathology@challiance.org).

COVID Testing for Non-CHA Patients

In Cambridge: for people who live or work in Cambridge

Appointment ONLY - Free COVID PCR Testing
295 Third Street, Cambridge
Saturday, Sunday and Monday (times vary).

WALK IN CLINICS - Free COVID PCR Testing

  • Sunday: 50 Church Street
  • Monday and Thursday: CambridgeSide mall
  • Wednesday: 2254 Massachusetts Ave
In Everett:

WALK IN CLINIC - Free COVID PCR Testing
1 Rivergreen Drive, Everett
Monday - Saturday (times vary)

Other Local Testing:

Please visit the state website for a full list of testing locations

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