As cases rise in the region, we will be reactivating COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building at our Lowell General Saints Campus effective Tuesday, August 31. COVID-19 testing at the Saab Building testing center will require a physician order and patients will be directed to call Central Scheduling at 978-937-6023 to make an appointment. We are NOT able to accommodate walk-in appointments. Community members that need testing and do not have a physician order are encouraged to visit one of four Circle Health Urgent Care locations for testing and treatment.
For its first week, the Saab Building testing center will be open Tuesday, August 31, Wednesday, September 1 and Friday, September 3 from 8:00am-3:00pm.
The following week, the site will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, including Labor Day, and will be open Monday through Friday from that point forward until further notice.
Patients served at the Saab Building COVID-19 testing site will include:
- Physician referrals: patients referred by their provider for testing due to symptoms or for travel testing needs.
- Pre-procedure testing: unvaccinated patients scheduled for a surgical or other procedure at the hospital. The patient’s surgeon must place an order for the test; patients will then call Central Scheduling at 978-937-6023 to book their test. Unvaccinated patients scheduled for Monday procedures will continue to be scheduled for testing at Urgent Care. Vaccinated patients do not need a pre-procedure COVID-19 test at this time.
We ask all our patients and community members to help slow the spread by getting vaccinated, wearing face masks as appropriate, and to practice hand hygiene. COVID-19 vaccinations are available at our Chest and Immunization Center by calling 978-937-6023 to schedule an appointment.