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Physician-Ordered Testing - As of August 29, 2022

New COVID-19 Testing Options

This information is also available as a PDF flyer.

Effective Monday, August 29, 2022:

306 Belmont St. location is CLOSED

 

Symptomatic patients
Take an at-home COVID-19 test or go to CareWell Urgent Care.
 

Asymptomatic patients with scheduled procedures
Two options are available for testing:

Option 1:  Pre-procedure home collection kits available for advanced pickup
If a patient has a scheduled surgery or procedure, a doctor’s order for COVID-19 testing is required for kit pickup. Some clinics will provide the kit in the clinic when the decision for surgery is made.  If the patient does not get the kit in clinic, they need to pick up and drop off a home collection kit as instructed below.  They can pick up their kit in advance, however they must drop off their kit the same day they collect their sample. 

  Location Days/Times
Home Collection Kit Pickup 281 Lincoln Street, Floor 2
Hahnemann Campus, Phlebotomy Draw Station
Worcester, MA 01604
Monday - Friday
8:15 am to 3:45 pm
Home Collection Kit Drop Off 365 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(Follow signs through parking lot)

Fridays to Tuesdays
7 am to 9 pm
(Drop-off not available on Wed. or Thurs.)

 

When should a patient collect their pre-procedure home sample?

If surgery/procedure day is: Collect and drop off sample on:
Monday Friday
Tuesday Saturday
Wednesday Sunday
Thursday Monday
Friday Tuesday

 

Option 2:  Pre-procedure in-person testing available for patients unable to use home collection kits 
A doctor’s order for the in-person COVID-19 test is required.

Both Locations Open: Monday - Friday 8:15 am to 3:45 pm
281 Lincoln St., Floor 2
Hahnemann Campus
Phlebotomy Draw Station
119 Belmont St., Ground Floor
Memorial Campus
Phlebotomy Draw Station, Lab Services

 

When should a patient go for their in-person test?

If surgery/procedure day is: Collect and drop off sample on:
Monday Friday
Tuesday Monday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday Wednesday

 

Questions? Call Lab Customer Service at 508-334-2863.

 

Resources for Physicians

Lab Requisition Form
 

Resources for Patients

Care Instructions

Patient Instructions for Saliva Collection

Physician-Ordered Testing Exit Instructions for Patients