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The Kraft Center for Community Health, Mass General Brigham and the Massachusetts General Hospital Community Health Centers are pleased to offer a community care van that prioritizes hypertension screening, COVID-19 vaccination, and COVID-19 testing in Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn and Revere. Self-administered rapid testing is available for adults and children. This program is made possible in part through funding from the National Institutes of Health grant and RADx-UP (Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics in Underserved Populations). Anyone over the age of 5 is eligible for a Pfizer vaccine. Please see below for the Community Care van schedule and Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Information – Phone Number: (617)- 643-9159 OR (617) 820-8065, Email Address: kraftcovidvan@mgh.harvard.edu

Schedule: June and July 2022

Day Time Location Service

Tuesday, 06/28/2022

10am-2pm 14 Bloomingdale St. Chelsea, MA 02150

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Wednesday, 06/29/2022

3pm-7pm 100 Elm St. Everett, MA 02149

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Saturday, 07/09/2022

11am-3pm 930 Blue Hill Ave. Dorchester, MA 02124

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Tuesday, 07/12/2022

3pm-7pm 151 Everett Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Wednesday, 07/13/2022

12pm-4pm 300 Crescent Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Thursday, 07/14/2022

3pm-7pm 123 Shirley Ave. Revere, MA 02151

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Friday, 07/15/2022

1pm-5pm 31 Austin St. Charlestown, MA 02129

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Saturday, 07/16/2022

11am-2pm 30 Bickford St. Boston, MA 02130

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Tuesday, 07/19/2022

2pm-6pm 78 Miller St. Chelsea, MA 02150

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Wednesday, 07/20/2022

3pm-7pm La Collaborativa Chelsea, MA 02150

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Thursday, 07/21/2022

3pm-7pm 123 Shirley Ave. Revere, MA 02151

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Friday, 07/22/2022

1pm-5pm 31 Austin St. Charlestown, MA 02129

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Saturday, 07/23/2022

10am-2pm 123 Shirley Ave. Revere, MA 02151

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Tuesday, 07/26/2022

2pm-6pm 19 Norwood St. Everett, MA 02149

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Wednesday, 07/27/2022

3pm-7pm 100 Elm St. Everett, MA 02149

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Thursday, 07/28/2022

3pm-7pm 123 Shirley Ave. Revere, MA 02151

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

Saturday, 07/30/2022

12pm-4pm 30 Willow St. Chelsea, MA 02150

Blood Pressure Screening, Vaccination and Testing

*Please note: schedule is subject to change. Check back frequently for the updated schedule.

FAQ

Q: Do I have to make an appointment?
A: No, we are offering walk-up services only. No appointments are necessary.

Q: Do I have to be a patient of Massachusetts General Hospital or another care provider within the Mass General Brigham system?
A: No, we are offering services to anyone. If you have never been a patient of Massachusetts General Hospital/Mass General Brigham, we will ask you to register when you arrive.

Q: What type of test is used?
A: Self-administered anterior nasal test (PCR). You will be handed the test tube and shown how to swab your nose. 

Q: If I have symptoms, can I get tested at this mobile site?
A:  Yes, we provide testing for people that are both symptomatic and asymptomatic.

Q: Who can get tested?
A: Children and adults can get tested on the COVID-19 Testing Van. The COVID-19 testing van is prioritizing testing community residents.

Q: Is this a drive-up site?
A: No, this a walk-up site.

Q: When will I get my test results?
A: You will receive your test results within 3 days. We use PCR testing which takes between 1 and 3 days.

Q: How will I get my test results?
A: You will receive your results in patient gateway or you will receive a call from a member of the mobile testing team with your test results if you have difficulty accessing results on the gateway.

Q: What should I do if I test positive?
A: Stay home and separate yourself from others in your home. Additionally, please call your primary health care provider for guidance. For your safety and the safety of others, please do not come to an urgent care clinic or emergency room unless you have been instructed to do so. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing or pressure in the chest, please call 911.

Learn more here: CDC – Steps When Sick with Coronavirus

Q: What should I do if I test negative?
A: Continue washing your hands often, wearing a mask in public settings, and maintaining 6ft distance between yourself and others.

Learn more here: CDC – Prevent Getting Sick with Coronavirus 

Q: Who do I contact if I have any questions?
A: You may email kraftcovidvan@mgh.harvard.edu if you have questions about the van schedule or testing. The phone number for the van is (617) 643-9159. If you have any medical questions or questions related to your results, please email Dr. Priya Sarin Gupta at psgupta@mgh.harvard.edu.

Q: Do I need identification to be able to obtain a test? If I don’t, what information would I need to provide?
A: When you are being registered, you will be asked to share a photo ID. If you do not have an ID, you will still be able to get tested. The other information you will be asked for includes: first name, last name, date of birth, address, phone number and email.

Q: Do you provide a proof or certification of the test to use for work and travel?
A: We are able to provide documentation of your test results via patient gateway. Please mention this when you are registering and we will enroll you in patient gateway prior to testing.

Q: Are there other methods aside from a phone call for me to receive my results?
A: At this time you will be able to access results in Patient Gateway. If you are having difficulty accessing patient gateway we will call you with your results within 3 days. 

Q: Do you have masks available?
A: Yes, please let us know if you need a mask. We will also be distributing care kits in each community which include masks.

More Resources:
COVID-19 At Home Care