Baystate Health to Provide COVID-19 Testing in Collaboration with Stop the Spread Program

SPRINGFIELD — In an effort to offer additional COVID-19 testing where needed in the community, Baystate Health is collaborating with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to expand COVID-19 testing in the region via the state’s Stop the Spread program.

Expanded testing is now being offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays through October from 1 to 4 p.m. at 298 Carew St. in Springfield. Testing is open to anyone from Massachusetts.

You must schedule an appointment to be tested by calling (413) 794-0012 between 5 and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Up to 150 appointments will be scheduled each Wednesday and Thursday.

The Stop the Spread program is a state effort to launch strategic testing in communities across Massachusetts that have continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19. The testing is offered at no cost, and no physician referral is needed to be tested. Results will be available within 48 hours. Free masks — a packet of 10 per family — will be handed out.