Lawrence Community COVID-19 Testing Center
The Lawrence Community COVID-19 Testing Center is closing early this afternoon at 3 pm. Regular hours are expected to resume on Thursday, August 13. We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to helping stop the spread!
Stop the Spread: Asymptomatic Testing Available for All Residents of Lawrence, Surrounding Communities
From July 10 - September 12, all residents of Lawrence and surrounding communities will have access to COVID-19 testing as part of Governor Baker’s Stop the Spread Testing Initiative. If you are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, testing for asymptomatic individuals comes at no cost, health insurance is not needed, and there is no age requirement. If you DO have symptoms of COVID-19, testing comes at no cost to you, but billing will go through your insurance. If you are not insured, billing will not be an issue for you. There is no age requirement for testing.
Frequently Asked Questions
When and how can I get my COVID-19 test results?
The length of time to receive results varies daily across Massachusetts due to the high demand for testing and a shortage of testing supplies. The current wait time to receive a call with your results is 3-5 days
Please call 978-946-8409
for status on your results if you have not received a call within this timeframe.
View Results Online:
For adult patients, please provide your e-mail address during registration to receive a patient portal invitation to patientportal.lawrencegeneral.org
. You will receive the test results in the portal as soon as they are processed. You can also sign up for our patient portal here
Receive Phone Call with Results
: A Lawrence General Hospital nurse will call with your results at the phone number you provided at registration. For your safety and privacy, Lawrence General cannot provide your COVID-19 test results over the phone if you initiate the phone call – please wait for a nurse from Lawrence General to call you.
For more information on printed results or on getting for results for children under 18, please visit our medical records web page
Who do I call if I have questions about testing or results?
The Lawrence Community COVID-19 Testing Center can be reached at 978-946-8409
. The fax number is 978-946-8488. This is the only place you can get results so please do not call Lawrence General Hospital or the hospital’s laboratory.
Where is the Lawrence Community COVID-19 Testing Center?
The five-lane drive-through testing site is located in the MVRTA lot off Canal Street in Lawrence. For GPS directions, please use 70 General Street, Lawrence, MA
and follow directional signage upon arrival. The site is open Monday - Friday from 9 am – 4:30 pm. Weekend and holiday hours are limited to those receiving testing prior to a procedure at Lawrence General.
What are the testing center’s operating hours?
Drive through and walk-up testing is available to the public Monday – Friday, from 9 am – 4:30 pm.
Do I need an appointment?
No appointment or pre-registration is needed for individuals under the “Stop the Spread” testing provided by the state of Massachusetts. Testing also comes at no cost for asymptomatic individuals. Pre-registration and an appointment is required for those coming for pre-surgical/pre-procedure testing.
What should I bring to the test?
Please bring a valid form of photo ID if you have one. Children under 18 who are being tested must be brought by a parent or guardian with a photo ID. If you do not have some form of ID, please notify the testing center staff and a manager will assist you.
What type of test is it and does it hurt?
Lawrence General Hospital is currently using a nasal swab. It is not as deep as previous tests and is generally not painful. In fact, most people describe the swab as a tickle that makes their eyes water but does not hurt. It only lasts a couple of seconds in each nostril.
Do I drive in or walk in?
Either! If arriving with a vehicle, the driver and all passengers remain in the car for the entirety of the visit. You will roll down your window and a staff member will verify your identity from your photo ID and will ask you some questions to complete your registration. Again, if you do not have any form of photo ID, please let us know at registration so we can assist. Drive forward to the testing area to be swabbed from the comfort of your own vehicle.
Alternatively, no car is needed! Just walk up to our check-in tent and we will guide you to a testing area.
Do I need a physician order?
How long will I have to wait in line to get tested?
Our testing is first come, first served, so the wait depends on how many people show up for testing at any time. Several drive-through lanes are available at all times, and registration and testing take less than 5 minutes to complete.
Mondays and Tuesdays are typically our busiest days, so for the shortest wait, we recommend Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
Does the test cost anything?
Massachusetts is offering free testing from July 10 – September 12 for asymptomatic patients
(no symptoms). Individuals with symptoms, or individuals that have been in close contact to someone with COVID-19, will have testing fully covered by their insurance company (without co-pays or deductibles).
What if my immigration status or insurance coverage is of concern? Can I get tested?
Lawrence Community COVID-19 Testing Center and mobile unit locations will test anyone regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. Bring your ID of any kind if you have one. If you do not have any form of ID, you will still be able to be tested. Our priority is to test everyone to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Pre-Procedural Testing, First Responder Testing, and Testing for the Homeless
This testing will continue to include:
Residents of any city/town in the following categories:
- Pre-procedure testing for patients scheduled for Surgery, C-sections, Inductions, and certain Cardiac & Imaging Procedures at Lawrence General Hospital or Orchard Surgical Center.
- Health care facility workers with symptoms
- First responders with symptoms
- Patients 65 years of age and older with symptoms
- Patients with underlying conditions with symptoms
- Homeless individuals
- Individuals referred through official contact tracing
The above testing will be open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm, limited hours on weekends and holidays.
Lawrence COVID-19 Mobile Testing Dates
Lawrence Address: 40 Lawrence Street
Time: 1 - 5 pm
Location: 65 Union
Lawrence Address: 65 Union Street
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Lawrence Address: 266 Broadway
Time: 1 - 5 pm
Location: Salem Street
Lawrence Address: 315 - 345 Salem Street
Time: 1 - 5 pm
Lawrence Address: 2 South Broadway
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Brunswick House
Lawrence Address: 198 Essex Street
Time: 2 - 6 pm
Location: Lazarus House
Lawrence Address: 242 Hampshire Street
Time: 9 am - 12 pm