Get Tested!

Should I be Tested?

  • YES! You should be tested if: 
    • You develop any symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, or
    • You are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Where can I get tested?

Testing Sites Near Dartmouth - these sites support the testing of asymptomatic (no symptom) individuals and are free for all Massachusetts residents.

Test SiteLocationHoursContactDetailsLanguage Capacity
Project BeaconWhale's Tooth Parking Lot: 532 Acushnet Ave

Testing Hours can be found on https://app.beacon

testing.com/login

 

Please register online at https://app.beaconte

sting.com/login to see available appointment slots

(617) 741-7310

https://app.beaco

ntesting.com/login

Appointment-only, drive-throughEnglish, others available via interpreter services
Greater New Bedford Community Health Center874 Purchase St.

Monday-Thursday:

8:30 a.m. –4 p.m. 

Friday:

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Holiday Hours:

Thursday 12/24 (Christmas Eve):

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Friday 12/25: (Christmas Day):

Closed

Monday 12/28:

1:30 – 4 p.m.

Thursday 12/31 (New Year's Eve):

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Friday 1/1 (New Year's Day):

Closed

(508) 742-3807Appointment recommendedAll languages
Seven Hills Behavioral Health (New Bedford)754 Brock Avenue

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Closed December 24, 25, 31, and January 1

(508) 996-0546Walk-upEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese, Creole
Seven Hills Behavioral Health (2nd New Bedford location)

PAACA:

360 Coggeshall Street

Wednesday:

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Holiday Hours

(Wednesday 12/23 and 12/30):

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(508) 996-0546Walk-upEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese, Creole
SSTAR

386 Stanley St.

Monday-Friday:

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Holiday Hours (12/21-1/1):

Monday, Tuesday:

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Wednesday:

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Thursday, Friday:

Closed

(508) 679-5222

By appointment only:

www.sstar.org 

to make an appointment

English, Spanish, Portuguese
Seven Hills Behavioral Health (Fall River)356 South Main St.

Tuesday:

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Wednesday-Friday:

12 – 4 p.m.

 

Holiday Hours (12/21-12/30):

Monday:

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Tuesday:

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Wednesday:

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

(508) 523-6262Appointment onlyEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Please visit the interactive testing map to find other testing sites throughout MA
  • You can also download a full list of sites: MA COVID-19 Testing Sites PDF 
  • Information continues to evolve quickly, so we encourage all those looking to be tested to contact the site prior to arrival. Many sites may also require pre-screening, a referral and/or an appointment.

What are the different types of COVID-19 testing?

There are 2 types of COVID-19 testing: Virus Testing and Antibody Testing.

  • Virus testing is the type that tells you if you currently have COVID-19. These tests are typically done using a nasal swab, oral swab, or saliva sample, and then sent to a lab.
    • Virus testing is sometimes also called “PCR" testing.
  • Antibody testing is the type that helps you find out whether you may have been infected with COVID-19 in the past. This is a blood test that looks for antibodies, which are proteins in your blood that fight infections. Antibody testing is important to help us understand how many people have been exposed to the virus.

Important to know: at this time, most people don’t need antibody tests and they should not be used to guide decisions on whether to stop isolation or return to work. Currently, there is no proof that antibodies in your blood means that you are immune from further infection with COVID-19.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, please contact your healthcare provider and a test site near you to schedule a test. You can also check your symptoms online.
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and may include:
  • Fever, chills or shaking chills
  • Signs of a lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, lowered oxygen saturation)
  • Fatigue, sore throat, headache, body aches/myalgia, or new loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Other less common symptoms can include gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), rash, and inflammatory conditions such as “COVID toes”.
  • In elderly, chronically ill, or debilitated individuals such as residents of a long-term care facility, symptoms of COVID-19 may be subtle such as alterations in mental status or in blood glucose control