Monday, April 20, 2020

MAYOR WALSH RELEASES NEW MAP WITH TESTING SITES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON

MAYOR WALSH RELEASES NEW MAP WITH TESTING SITES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON

BOSTON - Monday, April 20, 2020 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today launched a new mapping tool to help Boston residents find locations offering COVID-19 testing. The City of Boston is partnering with community health centers to increase access to testing, particularly in neighborhoods experiencing higher rates of COVID-19.

"Every community deserves full access to COVID-19 testing. We will continue to work to expand access to testing for all residents across Boston, particularly our hardest hit communities," said Mayor Walsh. "Access to neighborhood-based testing will help us quickly identify cases, and get people the care and support needed to recover and prevent the further spread of COVID-19"

According to the latest data from the Boston Public Health Commission, Hyde Park had 413 reported cases of COVID-19, Mattapan had 298, Dorchester had 1,274, East Boston had 410, Roxbury had 335, Roslindale had 302, and the South End had 372.
 
The map is available on boston.gov/coronavirus and bphc.org/coronavirusResidents are asked to call ahead for pre-screening and to schedule an appointment. Residents can click on the interactive map to find the testing center with hours, address and contact information. It will be updated as new sites become available for testing.

TESTING FACILITYADDRESSCONTACT 
Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 822-8271
The Dimock Center
55 Dimock Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 442-8800
DotHouse Health
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 740-2292
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
632 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 825-3400
Mattapan Community Health Center
1575 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
(617) 296-0061
Whittier Street Health Center
1290 Tremont Street
Roxbury, MA 02120
(617) 427-1000
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
10 Gove Street 
East Boston, MA 02128
(617) 569-5800
Upham's Corner Health Center
415 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 388-5007
Bowdoin Street Health Center
230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 754-0100
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Community Physicians at Hyde Park
1337 Hyde Park Avenue
Hyde Park, MA 02136
(617) 364-9880
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(Boston main campus)
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-5500
Carney Hospital
2100 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 296-4000
Massachusetts General Hospital 
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-2000
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 789-3000
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-7216

Testing is free regardless of insurance or immigration status. Residents are encouraged to call the Mayor's Health Line at (617) 534-5050 to help with health insurance applications, navigating Boston's health care system, and with COVID-19 questions.

Last week, Mayor Walsh and the Resiliency Fund Steering Committee announced additional funds for organizations that provide critical services and support to residents, vulnerable populations and Boston families whose wellbeing is most immediately impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

The East Boston Community Health Center received funding in the first round of fund distribution and will be expanding their testing to East Boston clients, in addition to first responders. Six community health centers in neighborhoods seeing higher incidences of COVID-19 to expand their testing capabilities for residents, including:
Resources and information about COVID-19 are available online. Resources available on boston.gov and through City departments include support for renters and homeowners; small businesses; free meals for Boston students and families; free toiletries for Boston students; emergency childcare centers; support for older residents; information on homeless shelters; transportation options for health care workers; resources for those in recovery or those who have a substance use disorder; and mental health resources. 

For additional questions or programs, please visit our coronavirus website or call 3-1-1, Boston's 24-hour constituent hotline. Text BOSCOVID to 888-777 to receive text alerts on a regular basis, available in 11 languages.

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