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Need a Covid Test? Free Testing is Available in New Bedford & Fall River


We often get asked “where can I get a Covid test?” Fortunately in both New Bedford and Fall River there are several options. Get tested, stay safe, wear your masks, avoid crowds and wash your hands.

Directly from the state of MA website:

Stop the Spread
The Commonwealth is launching a strategic testing program in communities across Massachusetts that have continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19. You can find all the New Bedford testing sites here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread#new-bedford- For Fall River click here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread#fall-river-

This program will support the testing of asymptomatic individuals in these communities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you are a resident of one of these communities, even if you have no COVID symptoms, please get tested to help stop the spread.

The Commonwealth urges residents of these communities to get tested for COVID-19:
Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lynn, Marlborough, Methuen, New Bedford, Randolph, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Springfield, Winthrop, and Worcester.
This testing is free for all Massachusetts residents.
The Stop the Spread program is intended to provide low barrier, free, and easy to access testing to all Massachusetts residents.

Open to all Massachusetts residents
Testing is not restricted to residents of the cities where sites are located
You don’t need to have any symptom(s)
No cost to you
Out-of-state residents are not eligible for free testing under the Stop the Spread program

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Lifelong New Bedford Resident, Umass Dartmouth & NBHS alum. Passionate, sarcastic and informed. Avid duckpin bowler and a lover of amazing food, fine wine and awesome movies.

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  1. For anyone checking this information currently. It is outdated, please visit the mass.gov stop the spread website for more information and updated times/locations.

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