On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the COVID-19 test collection trailers at all three Southcoast hospital sites will close, officials announced.
Testing will transition to alternate collection locations within established patient care centers for asymptomatic patients, with limited appointment availability for symptomatic patients, who are encouraged to use at-home antigen tests when able, officials said.
Southcoast Health asks patients to please use MyChart or contact the COVID-19 Hotline (508-973-1919) to make an appointment for PCR testing. Hours and availability at each site will vary.
PCR tests are often used by patients needing results for travel, return to work or school, and/or surgeries requiring admission.
New COVID-19 Test Collection Locations (APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED THROUGH MYCHART OR BY CALLING 508-973-1919)
Fairhaven: Southcoast Lab Patient Service Center, 208 Mill Road
Fall River: Southcoast Lab Patient Service Center, 373 New Boston Rd.
Fall River: Southcoast Patient Service Center, Truesdale Health, 1030 President’s Ave.
Fall River: Charlton Memorial Hospital Outpatient Lab Collection
New Bedford: St. Luke’s Hospital Outpatient Lab Collection Alcove
Wareham: Tobey Hospital Outpatient Lab Collection
To schedule, log in to MyChart – once you are logged in, scroll down to the COVID-19 Testing button to book an appointment.
To sign-up for MyChart, follow this link for activation of your account, mychart.southcoast.org/mychart/signup.
COVID-19 testing appointments will be available at the locations above beginning Tuesday May 31, 2022.
The transition comes as community demand for laboratory run COVID Testing has diminished significantly due to a decrease in cases and access to at-home testing.
As a reminder, Southcoast pre-surgical patients that are not being admitted post-surgery DO NOT require PCR testing, and should perform a home test as directed by the providers’ office.
Pre-surgical patients that will be admitted to the hospital post-surgery should be scheduled for PCR testing 48-72 hours prior to the surgery.
For all information about COVID-19 testing and vaccination, please visit COVID-19 Vaccination Information | Southcoast Health.
For information on obtaining at-home tests, please visit COVID.gov/tests – Free at-home COVID-19 tests.