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Testing for COVID-19

Get Tested

413-795-TEST

Phone line hours:
M – F: 8-5
Sat: 8-12

How to get tested for COVID-19

Baystate Health is hosting COVID-19 testing sites. Learn how and where to get tested below.

Who can get tested for COVID-19?

We can now test any western Massachusetts resident with a referral, even if you don't have COVID-19 symptoms.

In order to be tested, you must:

  1. Contact your primary care provider or urgent care for a referral.
  2. Make an appointment. 

How do I make an appointment?

Call 413-795-TEST to make an appointment. If you are not a BMP patient, your provider will set up an appointment for you.

We offer both drive-through and walk-up testing by appointment. You must have a referral from your provider in order to make a testing appointment. If you don’t have a primary care provider, you can contact urgent care for a referral.

Referring providers: please see information at the bottom of this page for referring, scheduling, and reporting results. 

Why do I need a referral?

Your referring provider will help determine if you need a test, and will communicate the test results to you and handle the follow up as needed.

Why get tested?

  • If you were around someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 recently and you are worried that you got it from them
  • If you are starting a job that requires a test before you begin
  • If you have any of the symptoms that may indicate a COVID-19 infection

What information can testing provide?

In general, getting a test for COVID-19 will only give you information about a single point in time. Any one of us can be exposed and become infected at any point during this pandemic. If you receive a negative test today, we can only know that you are not infected right now.

How much does testing cost?

$125 is our standard charge, which is covered by insurance in most cases. We will bill your insurance, so you will not be charged at the time of testing. You may want to contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage beforehand.

Can I get tested if I'm uninsured?

Yes. We bill the federal government for uninsured patients.

How long does it take to get results?

We perform a high volume of testing with a turnaround time of 48–72 hours.

Your results will be available in the patient portal and will be shared with you by your referring provider. Positive test results will be reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Where can I get tested?

Please do not walk in to our locations to be tested if you do not have an appointment. Because we have a limited number of tests, only patients with a referral and an appointment will be tested.

Baystate Testing Centers

140 High Street, Springfield – High Street Health Center

Testing all ages (0 and up)
Monday/Tuesday/Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday/Thursday 8 am -12 noon
Saturday 8 am - 12 noon/ Sunday closed

298 Carew Street, Springfield – Enter at 300 Carew Street

Testing ages 12 month/1 day and up
Monday/Tuesday/Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday/Thursday 8 am -12 noon
Saturday - Sunday 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

164 High Street, Greenfield - BFMC

Testing all ages (0 and up)
Monday/Tuesday/Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday/Thursday 8 am -12 noon
Saturday 8 am - 12 noon / Sunday closed

57 Union Street, Westfield

Testing ages 12 month/1 day and up
Monday/Tuesday/Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday Closed /Thursday 8 am -12 noon
Saturday - Sunday closed

85 South Street, Ware – Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient

Testing ages 12 month/1 day and up
Monday/Tuesday/Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday - Thursday closed
Saturday - Sunday closed

380 Plainfield Street, Springfield – Brightwood Health Center

Temporarily closed from September 8 - September 18

We are temporarily rescheduling patients from Brightwood Health Center to High Street Health Center and 298 Carew Street.


Alternative Testing Sites

Due to the volume of test requests we receive, you may encounter a wait for testing if you are asymptomatic (meaning you do not have COVID-19 symptoms). Here is a list of other locations where you can get tested if you are asymptomatic:

AFC Urgent Care

18 Union Street, West Springfield
413-781-0100
Booking 1 week out and test results are back in 48 hours.
Must schedule an appointment on line only.

Berkshire Medical Center

725 North St., Pittsfield
413-447-2000
No order needed
By Appointment only
Test results 5 days.

The Community Health Center

Extended testing, including walk-up and drive-through testing, is available by appointment only to all members of our community ages 10+ regardless of insurance.

Drive-through testing:
Fridays 8 am - 12 pm
450 West River St., Orange

Walk-up testing:
Tuesdays 9 am to 1 pm
In the side lot of 102 Main St., Greenfield

Everyone waiting for walk-up testing must wear a mask while waiting and strictly follow signage and guidelines regarding patient flow

On the day of your appointment, please bring your Insurance Card and a Photo ID

CVS – West Springfield - Minute Clinic

928 Riverdale St., West Springfield
All tests must be scheduled on line at 
www.minuteclinic.com
No referral required. 
Minimum age is 18.

Holyoke Medical Center

Holyoke Medical Center COVID Testing Area
575 Beech St, Holyoke
All ages
Monday - Friday 6 am - 6 pm
Saturday 7 am - 11 am

Holyoke Medical Center Lab Draw Station
1964 Memorial Drive, Chicopee
All ages
Monday - Friday 6 am - 3:30 pm

Holyoke Medical Center Lab Draw Station
140 Southampton Road, Westfield
All ages
Monday - Friday 7 am - 1 pm

Med Express Urgent Care

1505 Memorial Drive in Chicopee, MA
413-533-3049
Accepting walk in’s first come first serve basis. 
Test results 9-12 days.

Tapestry

Wed, 8/5: 3-6 pm, Agawam Junior High School, 1305 Springfield Street, Feeding Hills, MA

Thurs, 8/6: 12-3 pm, Agawam Junior High School

Fri, 8/7: 3-6 pm, South End Middle School, 36 Margaret St, Springfield

Tues, 8/11: 3-6 pm, Zanetti Middle School, 474 Armory St, Springfield

Wed, 8/12: 3-6 pm, Agawam Junior High School

Thurs, 8/13: 12-3 pm, Agawam Junior High School

Fri, 8/14: 3-6 pm, Kennedy Middle School, 1385 Berkshire Ave, Springfield

Free Testing

Holyoke Community College

This drive-thru testing site will offer tests  through September 12. 

Tests will be conducted outside HCC’s Bartley Center for Athletics and Recreation and administered by Fallon Ambulance in partnership with the Holyoke Board of Health and state Department of Public Health.

Testing will be available during the following hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7–11 am and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2–7 pm.

Testing will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no appointments. There is no cost for the tests and no referral is required.

Signs on campus and Holyoke police officers will direct drivers from Homestead Avenue to M Lot (adjacent to the Bartley Center), where in-car tests will be administered. Cars will leave M Lot, pass through N Lot, and exit onto the campus road and out onto Homestead Avenue.

Agawam Junior High School, 1305 Springfield Street

Appointments and pre-registration strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will not be turned away if there is capacity. Please call 413-364-2149 for scheduling.

Thursday, August 27 from 3 – 6 pm

Tuesday September 1 from 3 – 6 pm

Thursday September 3 from 3 – 6 pm

Tuesday September 8 from 3 – 6 pm

Thursday September 10 from 3 – 6 pm

Springfield Testing

Appointments and pre-registration strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will not be turned away if there is capacity. Please call 413-364-2149 for scheduling.

August 26 from 3 – 6 pm at SCI Tech High School, 1250 State Street

August 28 from 3 – 6 pm at Brookings Middle School, 433 Walnut Street

September 2 from 3 – 6 pm at Greenleaf Community Center, 1188 Parker Street

September 4 from 3 – 6 pm at Central High School, 1840 Roosevelt Street

Entering Referral Orders

Baystate Medical Practices (BMP) Providers:

  • If working off a Virtual Urgent Care Encounter: Send CIS inbox message to C19 Testing Request Pool “Please place order and schedule for COVID 19 RNA.” The Contact Center RN will enter the order and it will then appear in the ordering clinician inbox for signature.
  • If working in any other scheduled encounter (most common scenario): Enter the order directly in CIS for COVID 19 RNA.

Non-BMP Providers

Place an order for test code 71782 (CCOV19) in your EMR. If you do not order electronically, complete a laboratory requisition and fax to 413-322-4235.

 

Scheduling Appointments

Baystate Medical Practices (BMP) Providers:

In order to schedule your patient for an appointment to be swabbed, please have the patient call 413-795-TEST.

Non-BMP Providers:

Have your practice call 413-795-TEST to schedule the test. Your patient will be given an appointment at the nearest available location.

 

Collecting Specimens

Baystate Health clinical staff will collect patient specimens and send them to the laboratory for testing.

After specimen collection, the patient will receive instructions and education based on clinical presentation.

 

Reporting Results

Baystate Medical Practices (BMP) Providers:

  • Both positive and negative results will be reported to BMP providers in your CIS inbox.
  • The laboratory will be responsible for reporting results to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • We ask BMP providers to report results to your patients as quickly as possible and respond to Health Department Authorities if they reach to you requesting further information.
  • Please document your results reporting to the patient in a CIS inbox message using the CIS Autotext entitled “COVID-19ResultNotification”

Please contact the Service Desk 794 3000 with any questions you may have related CIS Ordering or use of Autotext.

Non-BMP Providers

  • Both positive and negative results will be reported to non-BMP providers via the pathway established by Baystate Reference Labs in collaboration with your practice.
  • The laboratory will be responsible for reporting results to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • We ask providers to report results to your patients as quickly as possible and respond to Health Department Authorities if they reach to you requesting further information.

    Please contact Client Services at 800-778-5599 or your laboratory Account Manager with any questions you may have regarding the ordering or results reporting pathways.

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