Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) on Tuesday afternoon announced that, beginning Wednesday, April 29, COVID-19 testing will be available to existing CHA patients and members of the community via a stand-alone testing center at the CHA Malden Care Center (195 Canal Street, Malden).
Everett and Malden residents 8 years of age and older are welcome, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Individuals MUST CALL to set up an appointment using a new hotline number at 617-665-2928.
“Providing a stand-alone testing location in Malden supports multiple public health goals: increased ease of testing, limiting risk of incidental infection and preserving hospital resources for the sickest patients,” said Assaad Sayah, MD, Cambridge Health Alliance CEO. “We appreciate the support of Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Malden Mayor Gary Christenson during this crisis and look forward to working with them to prevent the spread of this virus.”
Said Mayor DeMaria, “A testing facility dedicated to Everett residents will allow our community to test more individuals, and, in turn, slow the spread of the virus.”
Results will be available in five days after people are tested. Each community’s Department of Public Health will contact people with the results.
•Everett residents will receive a call from the Everett Health Department with results. Call 617-394-2257 with any questions.
Below is key information about the service:
•Appointments are required. Everett and Malden residents should call 617-665-2928 to get an appointment. The Call Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
•CHA patients with symptoms should call their primary care provider to schedule a test referral.
•Testing is provided Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
•Testing is available both as a drive-thru service and for bicyclists and people who arrive on foot.
•Testing will be conducted in a tent located at the CHA Malden Care Center (195 Canal Street).
•There is no charge. People will be asked for insurance information, but it is not required.
•Results will be available within 5 days after people are tested.
CHA is monitoring the situation and will make changes as circumstances evolve. Visit www.challiance.org to learn more and get updated information.