Free COVID-19 Testing for Residents – Four Dates in January

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The Town of Bedford is pleased to announce four dates in January for free COVID-19 PCR testing for Bedford residents. The testing clinics will take place at the rear of 12 Mudge Way, Town Center building (big yellow building).

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.

The following are the dates/times for testing (weather permitting) and the registration window:

Saturday, January 16 from 9 am to noon

  • Registration Opens on Wednesday, January 13 at 9 am
  • Registration Closes (*sooner if filled) on Friday, January 15 at 9 am

Tuesday, January 19 from 2 pm to 5 pm

  • Registration Opens on Friday, January 15 at noon
  • Registration Closes (*sooner if filled) on Tuesday, January 19 at 9 am

Saturday, January 23 from 9 am to noon

  • Registration Opens on Wednesday, January 20 at 9 am
  • Registration Closes (*sooner if filled) on Friday, January 22 at 9 am

Monday, January 25 from 2 pm to 5 pm 

  • Registration Opens on Friday, January 22 at noon
  • Registration Closes (*sooner if filled) on Monday, January 25 at 9 am

Residents are invited to use the link below to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test. There are a limited number of tests offered each day. Registration is first-come, first-served until capacity is reached.

Each person being tested will need an appointment. 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 any questions regarding registration, 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. If you are 65+ and do not have access to the internet, please contact the Council on Aging at 781-275-6825 after 9 am on Wednesday, January 13th to make an appointment for an available time slot.

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. You will also receive communication from the Health Department in the unlikely event that your sample was not able to be analyzed due to lab or sample collection error. As such, it is important that you answer your phone. If you have questions about what to do after your test, please refer to the COVID-19 Testing FAQs found here: https://www.bedfordma.gov/bedford-board-of-health/files/covid-19-testing…

Registration closes once capacity is reached. Please use this link to register for the clinic of your choice, after the registration for that clinic is open: https://intakeq.com/booking/arkth6

 


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