MARLBOROUGH – The City of Marlborough released information on two test sites for the public today, April 2.
Call-Ahead Testing Arrival Instructions
What to Expect MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 855-862-7763
Upon arrival to the Marlborough Hospital Campus (157 Union Street), look for the signs with arrows directing you to Entrance A “Call-Ahead Testing.”
Drive in Entrance A, remain in vehicle and keep all windows rolled up until instructed otherwise by staff.
Upon arrival, we will validate order and assign lanes based on order status (priority will be given to those patients who have had an order sent to the Hospital prior to their arrival.)
Patients will need a cell phone to call a dedicated registration line to register accordingly, so please have a mobile phone. If a patient doesn’t have a mobile phone, they will be given the appropriate number to call, and will instructed to leave the premises and only return once they have registered.
Once the patient is registered, they will be instructed to approach the testing tent.
The nurse will perform the nasal swab and provide further instructions.
You will depart the testing tent following the signage and directions from personnel.
Wait times will vary and be 100% dependent on the number of people ahead of you.
Testing Guidance: Call-Ahead Testing Arrival Instructions – What to Expect
In order to be tested you must first register as a patient by calling 508-658-0764 Option 5 to register on the phone.
After registering AFC will permit consent via email
A Nurse calls the patient for triage
Provider gets in touch the with the patient via video chat.
If provider says the patient meets the qualifications for testing, then the patient drives up and is swabbed in vehicle.
Results are averaging 5-7 days after being swabbed. Notes: AFC doesn’t have any written guidelines or procedures to send because they change every day.