To Get a COVID-19 Test:

  • Patients do not need an appointment for testing and can simply walk-in. Anyone with COVID symptoms can Book an Appointment online or walk-in.
  • All patients presenting for Pre-op COVID-19 testing must have an order from their surgeon or primary care physician.

  • We are able to bill insurance for elective testing including travel.
OBTAINING TEST RESULTS
Please do NOT call the Urgent Care office to check results prior to receiving our phone call due to the vast amount of testing needs at this time. If your results come back positive, we will contact you as soon as we receive your results.

We do not contact you if your results are negative. Test results will be posted to your Patient Portal. Results are usually received within 24 hours. If you are symptomatic, you will be seen by a provider and will have a rapid test so your results will be available before you leave. 

If you are symptomatic or have had a known exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) you may obtain a test at any of our Urgent Care locations.

COVID-19 Testing - Frequently Asked Questions

Consistent with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), effective Saturday, June 26, 2021 patients who are fully* vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be required to be tested for the virus prior to their procedure at Lowell General Hospital.

*Per the CDC, people are considered to be fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer of Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

Patients who are not fully vaccinated or those who are severely immune-compromised (regardless of vaccination status) must undergo pre-procedure testing for COVID-19 prior to their procedure. Note: at this time, inpatients will continue to be tested for COVID-19 upon admission regardless of vaccination status.

At this time we will test all inpatients for COVID-19 upon admission regardless of vaccination status.

We have a walk-in testing open 7 days a week at any of our four Urgent Care Locations. You do not need an appointment for testing and can simply walk-in, or you can make an appointment online. 

We offer walk-in COVID-19 testing for out-of-state travel requirements. We are now able to bill insurance for elective testing such as travel, and a physician order is NOT REQUIRED for this service.

The PCR test, done by nasal swab. The PCR test detects viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present. PCR tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on. 

Covid-19 testing is available as a walk-in service at all four of our Urgent Care locations, or you may schedule an appointment online.  

Our COVID test results are typically back within 24 hours. Please be sure to let our team know that you need the results back within that specific window and we will work to assist you. Patients that are symptomatic will see an urgent care provider and receive a rapid test so results will be available before leaving urgent care. 

Our COVID test results are typically back within 24 hours. Please be sure to let our team know that you need the results back within that specific window and we will work to assist you. If your results come back positive, we will contact you as soon as we receive your results. Please DO NOT CALL the Urgent Care office to check results prior to receiving our phone call due to the vast amount of testing needs at this time.

Please note: We do not contact you if your results are negative. Test results will be posted to your Patient Portal. You are encouraged to check the portal in 24-36 hours to view your test results.

Yes, we do provide testing for children. We do not test children under 3 months of age.

Contact your primary care physician to determine if testing is appropriate or you can walk-in to any of our Urgent Care locations. You will see an urgent care provider who will determine if testing is warranted. If you have symptoms, you may receive a rapid test so results will be available to you before leaving urgent care.Please note that rapid test results are not available after 7pm.

No we do not offer antibody testing.

No, we do not offer return to work testing. We do not provide testing for those who have tested positive within 90 days.  

 

Testing for Travel Requirements

We offer COVID-19 testing for out-of-state travel requirements. We can bill insurance for elective testing including travel.

Check out the latest CDC COVID-19 Travel Information for state, local, tribal and territorial government restrictions, as well as travel recommendations by destination, before traveling. 

Walk-In Testing

Patients do not need an appointment for testing and can simply walk-in at any of our four urgent care locations, or you can Book an Appointment online.

Occupational Medicine

If you have any specific questions regarding Occupational Medicine services, please call the Occupational Medicine Navigator at 978-458-6868. For more information, view our client letter.