Testing for COVID-19 is widely available in Massachusetts

You should take a test for COVID-19 if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 or 5 days following a known close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Where can I get a test?

Tests are available at pharmacies, retailers, and various health care locations. Visit covid.gov/tests for free at-home tests. Use the CDC search tool to find a PCR testing site. Learn more about the different types of COVID-19 testing.

Positive for COVID-19? Get treatment, right away

Free treatments are available.

Using a COVID-19 Rapid Test

You can take a rapid test at home or anywhere.

They are easy to use and give you rapid results. Self-tests may be used if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19. PCR tests are not required to confirm rapid antigen test results.

Latest News, Advisories, and Updates about COVID-19 Testing

Use CDC's search tool to find a testing location near you and vaccines.gov for vaccination appointments (or find a mobile vaccination clinic).

COVID-19 Testing Resources

What are the different types of COVID-19 testing? 

Learn about the different types of COVID-19 tests, how to get one, what to do with a positive result, and how to get help.

Why is COVID-19 testing important?

COVID-19 testing is an important way to protect your family, friends, and community. It will save lives and help keep MA headed in the right direction.

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