Here’s Where You Can Get A Free Rapid COVID-19 Test In Boston

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Here’s Where You Can Get A Free Rapid COVID-19 Test In Boston

On Monday, Mayor Michelle Wu announced that the city of Boston will be handing out about a half-million free rapid COVID-19 tests to Bostonians who want one. They will be available for pick-up 14 library branches and community centers across Boston.

Each testing kit has two tests inside. City officials are asking that people only take one kit per member of their household.

These tests are part of the first phase of the city’s plan to distribute roughly half a million rapid iHealth Labs sent by the governor. The announcement comes in the wake of Mayor Wu’s new vaccination mandate for indoor dining.


Here are the 14 locations you can get a rapid test in Boston right now:

  1. Back Bay: Boston Public Library Central, 700 Boylston St.
  2. Brighton: BPL Brighton Branch, 40 Academy Hill
  3. Dorchester: BPL Codman Branch, 690 Washington St.
  4. Dorchester: BPL Grove Hall Branch, 41 Geneva Ave.
  5. East Boston: BPL East Boston Branch, 365 S. Bremen St.
  6. East Boston: BCYF Paris Street, 112 Paris St.
  7. Hyde Park: BCYF Hyde Park, 1179 River St
  8. Mattapan: BCYF Mildred Avenue, 5 Mildred Ave.
  9. Mattapan: BPL Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.
  10. Mission Hill: BCYF Tobin, 1481 Tremont St.
  11. South Boston: BPL South Boston Branch, 646 E Broadway
  12. Roslindale: BPL Roslindale Branch, 4246 Washington St.
  13. Roxbury: BPL Roxbury Branch, 149 Dudley St.
  14. Roxbury: BCYF Shelburne Branch, 2730 Washington St.

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