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Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Sites to Close Today

Date: 06/30/2021

Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville and Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield are announcing that our COVID-19 “Swab and Go” drive-up testing sites (located behind the hospitals) will close effective today, June 30.  Starting July 1, testing will instead be offered at the hospitals’ outpatient labs and other care sites.

“We can take this step to close the mass testing sites because of everyone’s efforts to get vaccinated throughout the state,” said Terri Vieira, president of Inland Hospital and Sebasticook Valley Hospital. “Increased vaccinations mean more people are protected from COVID-19 and that’s led to a decreased need for testing. We are pleased to be able to move COVID-19 testing into our regular services at the hospital and other sites, rather than having to maintain the stand-alone drive-up sites. We know that with appropriate safety measures, like masking in our healthcare settings, that testing can be done safely in the clinic setting.” 

Individuals in need of COVID-19 testing should select one of the following options beginning July 1, 2021:

In Waterville:

  • Public/Patients:
    • Symptomatic patients or those with known exposure to COVID-19 – Contact your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for guidance or visit Northern Light Walk-In Care at 174 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, no appointment needed, 7 days a week/8am-6pm.
    • Pre-medical procedure testing – Visit Northern Light Inland Hospital Outpatient Lab, 200 Kennedy Memorial Dive, Waterville, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm (enter through main Hospital entrance) and Sat, Noon-4pm (enter through Emergency Department).
    • Patients showing no symptoms or known exposure (State testing) – Visit Northern Light Inland Hospital Outpatient Lab, 200 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm (enter through main Hospital entrance) and Sat, Noon-4pm (enter through Emergency Department).

In the Pittsfield area:

  • Public/Patients:
    • Symptomatic patients or those with known exposure to COVID-19 – Contact your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for guidance or visit Northern Light Primary Care locations in Clinton, Newport and Pittsfield, Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm. 
    • Pre-medical procedure testing – Visit Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital Outpatient Lab, 447 North Main Street, Pittsfield, Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm and Sat, 1pm-4pm.
    • Patients showing no symptoms or known exposure (State testing) – Visit Northern Light Primary Care in Pittsfield, Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm.
It is important to note that Northern Light Health’s rapid response COVID-19 testing team will continue their work to support organizations and communities to help address outbreaks. 

All Northern Light Health COVID-19 testing locations and additional information can be found at northernlighthealth.org/Resources/COVID-19 starting July 1, 2021. 

We also want to remind our community that COVID-19 vaccinations are available, contact your primary care provider office or Northern Light Walk-In Care for more information.