On Saturday, December 19, 2020, the Town of Bedford will be offering free COVID-19 PCR testing for residents. The testing clinic will take place at the rear of 12 Mudge Way, Town Center building (big yellow building), from 8 AM to 1 PM.
This testing program, run by the Bedford Fire Department, Pro EMS, and the Broad Institute, will be free for all Bedford residents ages 4 and older. The testing program will run via a drive-through model. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles when attending the testing clinic.
The testing is available for all residents, symptomatic or asymptomatic, and will use the “shallow nasal swab” sample collection method and analysis will be by PCR testing methodology. You do not need to be a close contact, have a note from your doctor, or any other condition to be tested…you just need to be a Bedford resident.
Residents are invited to use the link below to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please note, there are a limited number of tests available on this date; however, we expect to announce future testing opportunities in the coming weeks.
Each person being tested have an appointment made via the link below. New this week: for each person you intend to have tested you will have to reenter the registration system via the link below and register them individually. If registering a child, please use your email, as parent/guardian, for correspondence. You will receive an email for each registrant and each email requires a reply. If there are not enough appointments in the time slot you choose (i.e. 10:15 am), enter the remaining registrants in the very next time slot (i.e. 10:30 am). If you have questions about registering multiple people, please contact the Health Department at 781-275-6507.
Following initial registration via the link below, you will then receive 2 emails: 1) a confirmation of your appointment, and 2) an email with a password that directs you to complete the registration form. Please ensure you receive and complete the password-protected registration for each person you registered for testing before proceeding to the testing event at your designated appointment time.
Results are typically received in 24-48 hours and will be reported to the Bedford Health Department. You will receive an automated response if your result is negative. For this reason, it is imperative you enter your email address correctly. You will receive communication, and health support information from the Health Department if your result is positive. As such, it is important that you answer your phone. If you have questions about what to do after your test, please contact the Health Department at 781-275-6507 or refer to the FAQ’s found at this link: https://www.bedfordma.gov/bedford-board-of-health/files/covid-19-testing…
Please use this link for registering for the Bedford Resident COVID-19 Testing Clinic. Registration closes at noon on Friday, December 18th. https://intakeq.com/booking/arkth6