All testing requires a physician order and an appointment.
All scheduling issues or questions regarding COVID-19 testing can be referred to:
Scheduling Your Test: Please call the COVID-19 scheduling phone at 781-453-3044, option 3 to schedule a COVID test.
Testing Age: 15 years and older
Results: May take up to 48 hours for results.
Monday: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
(Please check the Beth Israel Lahey Health COVID-19 Testing page for any holiday hours.)
Type of Testing: Samples are tested using a FDA Emergency Use authorization approved PCR assay. Currently we are using Nasopharyngeal Swab for testing.
Location: COVID-19 testing is located in the Outpatient Clinical Center Laboratory (OCC Lab) on the Ground Floor (campus map). All patients should arrive wearing a mask.
Upon arrival, patients should remain in their car and call the OCC Lab at 781-453-7702 to let staff know they have arrived. Our staff will give them further instructions and directions.
Please Note: If you need a COVID test due to travel, BID Needham will submit to insurance providers for coverage. Individuals will be required to pay if insurance does not cover the testing. You also have the option to pay the upfront fee and submit to your insurance or employer on your own for reimbursement.
Accessing Results: Please do not call the Main Laboratory for results. Results will be sent to the ordering provider and patients should contact them for results. Patients can find their results on the Mysite patient portal.
BID Needham is ONLY offering outpatient testing for COVID-19 for symptomatic patients & asymptomatic patients as defined below:
If you have been tested for coronavirus at BID Needham, please click below for information sheets: