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.

Also, our Public Health Nursing Division has compiled a list of resources to help Cape Cod residents and visitors find free tests either through their insurance, or local community organizations.

Click the button below for more information.

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.

Outer Cape Health Services COVID-19 Testing

To receive a test, call Outer Cape Health Services at 508-905-2888.

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. 

Urgent Care Locations that Continue to Provide COVID-19 Testing


Stoneman Outpatient Center 

Open 7 Days (8AM-6PM)  

2 Jan Sebastian Drive, Sandwich, MA 02563  

(774) 338-5000  


Cape Cod Healthcare Urgent Care Osterville

Open M-F (8AM-6PM); Sat & Sun (8AM-4PM)  

770 Main Street, Osterville, 02655  

(508) 957-9290  


Cape Cod Healthcare Urgent Care, Falmouth  

Open M-F (8AM-6PM); Sat & Sun (8AM-4PM)  

273 Teaticket Highway, Falmouth, MA 02540  

(508) 495-8000  


Cape Cod Healthcare Urgent Care, Harwich  

Open M-F (8AM-6PM); Sat & Sun (8AM-4PM)  

525 Long Pond Drive, Harwich, MA 02645 

(508) 430-3330

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