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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 new COVID-19 testing van that prioritizes testing in Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn and Revere. Both symptomatic and asymptomatic self-administered 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). We are now offering vaccines. Anyone over the age of 12 is eligible for the Pfizer vaccine . Please see below for the Community Care van schedule and Frequently Asked Questions.

 

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

Schedule: September 1st – September 30th, 2021

Day Time Location Service
Wednesday, 9/8 4pm – 8pm

MGH Boston: 15 Parkman St. Boston, MA 02114

Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Thursday, 9/9 3pm – 7pm

Revere: 212 Shirley Ave. Revere, MA 02151

Testing (PCR + Rapid) and Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Friday, 9/10 8am – 4pm

MGH Boston: 15 Parkman St. Boston, MA 02114

Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Saturday, 9/11 9am – 11am

Boston: 75 Malcolm X Blvd. Boston, MA 02120

Testing (PCR) and Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Saturday, 9/11 12pm – 4pm

Chelsea: 50 Bellingham Sq. Chelsea, MA 02150

Testing (PCR) and Pfizer Vaccine + J&J Vaccine

Wednesday, 9/15 4pm – 8pm

Chelsea: 25 6th St. Chelsea, MA 02150

Testing (PCR + Rapid) and Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Thursday, 9/16 1pm – 5pm

Revere: 33A Central Ave. Revere, MA 02151

Testing (PCR + Rapid) and Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Saturday, 9/18 1pm – 5pm

Revere: 250 Broadway Revere, MA 02151

Testing (PCR) and Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Thursday, 9/23 10am – 2pm

Boston: 180 Mt. Vernon St. Dorchester, MA 02125

Testing (PCR + Rapid) and Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Friday, 9/24 3pm – 7pm

Chelsea: 30 Willow St. Chelsea, MA 02150

Testing (PCR + Rapid) and Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Saturday, 9/25 1pm – 5pm

Chelsea: 324 Broadway Chelsea, MA 02150

Testing (PCR) and Pfizer Vaccine + J&J Vaccine

Wednesday, 9/29 3pm – 7pm

Boston: 5 Austin St. Charlestown, MA 02129

Testing (PCR + Rapid) and Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

Thursday, 9/30 3pm – 7pm

Revere: 212 Shirley Ave. Revere, MA 02151

Testing (PCR + Rapid) and Pfizer + J&J Vaccine

*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 testing to anyone who would like to get tested. 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) and Abbot’s BinaxNOW rapid test. You will be handed the test tube and shown how to swab your nose. Then, you’ll place your test in a bin.

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 a phone call with your test results within 3 days. We use PCR testing which takes between 1 and 3 days. You will receive a phone call from one of the mobile testing team members.

Q: How will I get my test results?
A: You will receive a call from a member of the mobile testing team with your test results.

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. Please mention this when you are registering and also when you receive a call with your results.

Q: Are there other methods aside from a phone call for me to receive my results?
A: At this time, we will try to reach you three times over the phone. If we do not reach you, we will mail a letter. If you are a Massachusetts General Hospital/Mass General Brigham patient, you will be able to access results in Patient Gateway.

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