Massachusetts residents can receive free COVID-19 testing as part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” initiative. Testing in Salem will be offered through December 31st.
Testing in Salem is available via a drive-through outside of Salem High School, 77 Wilson Street, on the following days and hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Testing is also be offered via walk-up inside at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, on the following days and hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Testing will not take place on holidays. No proof of insurance or citizenship is necessary. Testing is via nasal swab, administered by EMTs from Fallon Ambulance, and processed via RT PCR at the Broad Institute Laboratory. Test results are returned, whether positive or negative, to the resident within 36 hours. You do not need to be symptomatic, quarantining, or have been in proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in order to receive this testing. If you have been tested and have not received your results within 36 hours, or have additional questions, please call 617-745-2100, extension 513.