Drive-Thru Testing

COVID Collection Site November Holiday Schedule

Happy Thanksgiving

The UMass Memorial COVID collection site located at

350 Plantation St., Worcester, MA

Will be closed on:

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving Day

We will reopen on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 8:30am.

We will be open on Saturday, November 27 from 8am-12pm.




General Information

If you have patients you would like to be tested for COVID-19, below are the resources we provide for you/your staff and for your patients.

University Campus testing has moved to 350 Plantation Street (near 306 Belmont Street), Worcester, MA 01605. Download map. 

Hours of Operation:  

350 Plantation Street Drive-thru testing hours
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm


8 am to noon 

Pre-procedure COVID Testing

It’s very important that every patient have an order for testing prior to arriving at the testing tent as following up on missing orders creates delays for our patients. At this time we are only able to accept orders from UMass Memorial Health Care providers and those in our managed care network. All other patients including those seeking testing for out-of-state travel or return to work can obtain testing through other testing sites, such as CareWell or CVS.  See attached list of additional alternate test sites.

Use the below table when recommending testing days to patients. Pre-procedure testing should take place 48 to 72 hours prior to the procedure scheduled date. Patients can report anytime during the hours listed. 

*An order must be entered prior to patients arriving. Please be sure the correct order is placed.

Specimen collection day Scheduled/surgery procedure day
Friday  Monday
Saturday Tuesday
Monday Wednesday
Monday or Tuesday Thursday
Tuesday or Wednesday Friday

Resources for Physicians

COVID-19 Testing for Ambulatory Clinics/Outpatients​ (350 Plantation Street)

Lab Requisition Form

Resources for Patients

Drive-Through Testing Arrival Instructions/Map for Patients (350 Plantation Street)

Care Instructions

Patient Instructions for Saliva Collection

Drive-Through Testing Exit Instructions for Patients