BROOKLINE — Health Commissioner Dr. Swannie Jett announces that a COVID-19 testing site will open in Brookline next month and operate through the end of 2020.
The Brookline Department of Public Health has partnered with mPathy LLC to establish a COVID-19 testing site in town, which will open on Nov. 2 outside the Public Health building at 11 Pierce St. for town residents, Public Schools of Brookline students and teachers, as well as town staff.
“Testing is a key tool in our effort to keep COVID-19 at bay, and we’re glad to be able to offer it as a resource to people in our community,” Dr. Jett said.
PCR swab tests will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by booking online here. The testing program will run from Nov. 2 until Dec. 31.
Testing will be available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, however, only the costs for those displaying symptoms will be processed through the patients’ health insurance provider. Asymptomatic individuals will be required to pay $140. Asymptomatic individuals who seek testing may request reimbursement for the expense through their insurance company.
Testing will be conducted outdoors in tents in the Health Department parking lot for as long as weather consistently permits. When the weather gets colder, testing will be moved to the Denny Room, which is located on the lower level of the Brookline Department of Public Health Building.
For more information about the Town of Brookline’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit BrooklineCOVID19.com.
For information about free Stop the Spread testing facilities in other communities, visit Mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread