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UPDATED at 5:52 p.m. from City of Framingham On December 17 – “Due to staffing changes at Transformative Healthcare – the organization conducting the tests, the hours for free COVID-19 walk-up testing at SMOC (7 Bishop Street) for Framingham residents only will be changed on Friday, December 18. Hours for Friday, December 18: Walk-up testing will occur from 3-6 p.m

UPDATE on Dec. 16 2:25 p.m. – “On Friday, City to restart free walk-up testing noon-4 p.m. at South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) for Framingham residents only. There had been plans to resume walk-up testing at SMOC today, but because of staffing challenges, walk-up testing will resume Friday,” announced the City of Framingham.


FRAMINGHAM – Today, at 10:38 a.m., December 16, City of Framingham announced it will offer a free walk-up testing at South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) for Framingham residents only.

However, all free COVID-19 testing canceled Thursday, December 17, due to inclement weather, said the City of Framingham in a press release.

Originally, the walk-up testing site at SMOC was one of the State’s free Stop the Spread testing sites, open to all Massachusetts residents.

Because some in the City do not have a vehicle, the Office of the Mayor and Health Department Leadership wanted to keep the walk-up testing available. Framingham reached an agreement with Transformative Healthcare to use CARES Act funds to keep the walk-up testing site running for residents only, announced the city today after 10:30 a.m.

o Location: South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), 7 Bishop Street, Framingham
UPDATED: o Hours: Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.
o Eligibility: Open to Framingham residents; symptomatic and asymptomatic (Proof of residency may be required to be tested.)
o Appointment: No appointment required
o Format: Walk-up (limited parking available on-site)
o Cost: FREE; no health insurance required
o Test Results: Residents will receive results in approximately 24 to 48 hours from Transformative Healthcare, who is conducting the tests.

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