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COVID-19 Testing on Cape Cod

Stop the Spread Testing Site at Cape Cod Melody Tent

We are pleased to announce the addition of a state-run Stop the Spread testing site that has been established at the Cape Cod Melody Tent.

This drive-through site will offer free PCR testing through the month of March. Hours are:

— Mondays, 9 AM to 1 PM

— Tuesdays, 1 PM to 6 PM

— Wednesdays, 9 AM to 1 PM

Click HERE to register for a PCR testing appointment at the Melody Tent

Free Testing at the Orleans DPW

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment continues to offer free drive-through COVID-19 PCR testing at the Orleans DPW (40 Giddiah Hill Road, Orleans). Testing takes place every Tuesday from 9 AM to 10:30 AM.

Click here to schedule your FREE COVID-19 PCR testing appointment at the Orleans DPW>>

Cape Cod Hospital Community Testing

Call the Community Testing Line at 508-534-7103 to be scheduled for an appointment for drive-through testing on the campus of Cape Cod Hospital or Falmouth Hospital.

The PCR testing method utilized at this site can detect even the smallest quantities of viral particles. It is considered the gold-standard for accurately detecting active COVID-19 viral RNA (genetic material) in a collected specimen and is accepted by all governments and agencies. Test results are currently available within 24 hours.

For asymptomatic individuals seeking community testing to monitor their health, the out-of-pocket cost is $75. Accommodations will be made for those unable to pay, as no one seeking testing will be turned away. For individuals seeking community testing due to travel, the out-of-pocket cost is $110.

Cape Cod Hospital Campus

Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 7:30am – 11:00am  

Falmouth Hospital Campus

Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 7:30am – 10:30am

Visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s COVID-19 Resource Center for more information.>>

Outer Cape Health Services COVID-19 Testing

To receive a test, call Outer Cape Health Services at 508-905-2888. Please DO NOT come into any of our health centers.

Antigen tests are free via a Massachusetts Department of Public Health initiative providing OCHS with Abbott BinaxNOW™ rapid tests for COVID-19.  Tests may be billed to individuals with insurance but not charged a co-pay; however, no one will be turned away. Insurances will be charged for the costs of administering your vaccination but not the actual vaccine which is free.

For individuals seeking a PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) molecular test, fees will apply for this test type. These tests samples will be processed by Quest Diagnostic Laboratories and billed directly to patient.

Outer Cape Health Services will also continue to provide symptomatic tests at all three sites and bill insurance. If an individual is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or has been referred to testing related to contact tracing, the individual should call OCHS first for a telehealth screening visit.

OCHS Harwich Port Health Center

Address:  710 Rt. 28

Hours: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30pm

Wednesdays and Fridays 2:30pm – 3:30pm

OCHS Wellfleet Health Center

Address: 3130 Rt. 6

Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am – 11am

OCHS Provincetown Health Center

Address: 49 Harry Kemp Way

Hours: Mon, Weds, Fri, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Visit the Outer Cape Health Services website for more information. >>


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  • Please visit the COVID-19 Test Site Locator HERE>. 
  • In many cases, test sites require a pre-screening and referral from your Primary Care Physician before an appointment can be made. 
  • Please DO NOT go into any of these locations without an appointment. For all questions, please contact the test site directly.


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Learn the Difference between Diagnostic Tests and Antibody Tests


HOW TO COLLECT YOUR ANTERIOR NASAL SWAB SAMPLE FOR COVID-19 TESTING. See instructions for self-administered nasal swab collection supervised by a health care professional. Please see the CDC instructions for this method in:

English [PDF]

Portuguese [PDF]

Spanish [PDF]




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