Drive-Thru Testing


COVID Collection Site December-January Holiday Schedule

The COVID collection site will be open The COVID collection site will be closed
December 24, 2021 from 8am -12pm Christmas Day: December 25, 2021
December 31, 2021 from 8am -12pm New Year’s Day: January 1, 2022


To accommodate the required COVID testing prior to your procedure, we are offering a home collection process. Patients can pick up a kit at 350 Plantation Street Worcester, MA.

Collection Instructions will be provided with the home saliva collection kit. The label with your name, date of birth, collection date and time needs to be filled out and placed on the specimen. The schedule below outlines the timeline for kit pick up, sample collection and drop off based on your surgery date.

Kits Are Available NOW for Advanced Pickup for Surgery/Procedures on December 27-28  or  January 3-4.

Pickup Days:  Monday-Friday

Pickup Time:  8:30am–3:45pm 

Last Day to pick up a kit to complete collection is Thursday, December 23, 2021.


Surgery/Procedure date Collection Date Drop-off date
December 27, 2021 December  24, 2021 December  24, 2021
December 28, 2021 December 25, 2021  December  25, 2021
January 3, 2022 December 31, 2021  December  31, 2021
January 4, 2022 January 1, 2022  January 1, 2022


After you have collected your sample, please remember to write the date and time on the provided label.  The sample should be dropped off the same day as collection at 367 Plantation Street Worcester, MA between 7am and 8 pm.   Follow the signs in the parking lot and place the labeled sample in the black mailbox located in the parking lot.

If you have any questions, please call Lab Customer Service at 508-334-2863.


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