Start with a Home Test

Self-tests for COVID-19 are easy, reliable, give rapid results and can be taken anywhere, regardless of your vaccination status or whether or not you have symptoms.

Federal funding for home tests through USPS.com recently expired on September 2, 2022.

You can find the kits at several local retailers and pharmacies. Many insurance companies will cover the purchases home test kits. Select from the links below to find an option near you.

CVS

Rite Aid

Walgreens

Quest Diagnostics

Guidelines for Taking an At-Home COVID-19 Test

Test Yourself If...Timing
You have any COVID-19 symptomsImmediately
You were exposed to someone with COVID-19At least 5 days after your exposure. If you test negative for COVID-19, consider testing again 1 to 2 days after your first test.
You are going to an indoor event or a gatheringImmediately before the gathering, or as close to the time of the event as possible. This is especially important before gathering with individuals at risk of severe disease, older adults, those who are immunocompromised, or people who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including children who cannot get vaccinated yet.

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 test samples will be processed by Quest Diagnostic Laboratories and billed directly to the 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. 

Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is widely available across the state of Massachusetts. Find other sites near you.

  • Please visit the COVID-19 Test Site Locator HERE
  • In many cases, test sites require 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
Covid 19 Test Site Map