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News and Information for the
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

May 2020

Drive-Through Testing Site for COVID-19

We want to make our providers aware of an option for drive-through COVID-19 testing. To aid in providing access to critical COVID-19 testing in our communities, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and ConvenientMD have partnered to open a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Harvard Pilgrim’s Quincy office parking lot at 1600 Crown Colony Drive.

Please keep this option in mind for your Massachusetts patients, including those without Harvard Pilgrim coverage. Harvard Pilgrim, and all other Massachusetts health insurers, are covering COVID-19 testing without member cost sharing.

“This testing service will assist public health efforts in the growing need to identify COVID-19 positive patients, as well as enable hospital emergency rooms and health care workers on the frontline to focus their resources and efforts on patients in the greatest need of immediate care,” said Michael Carson, President and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and chair of the Foundation’s board of directors.

Prior to visiting the testing site, patients will need to be evaluated for COVID-19 by ConvenientMD’s Virtual Urgent Care service to determine if they meet guidelines for testing. While patients of any age can utilize the service, any patient under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Test results are typically available in 24 hours.

To be evaluated for testing, patients should call 617-303-6400. Evaluation is available every day from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. COVID-19 testing services are available by appointment between 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily.

For more information, please refer to this flyer, as well as our member and provider websites.

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