Outer Cape Health Services, in partnership with the Massachusetts COVIDCommand Center, will offer free COVID-19 testing at its health centers in Provincetown, Wellfleet and Harwich Port for individuals who recently participated in a large gathering within the past two weeks. Special free testing hours will be available to the general public at OCHS’ three health centers exclusively on Wednesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 18, to asymptomatic individuals.
Testing hours will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both days at the Provincetown Health Center at 49 Harry Kemp Way, the Wellfleet Health Center at 3130 Route 6, and the Harwich Port Health Center at 710 Route 28.
The initiative announced by Governor Baker today is in response to recent protest gatherings in support of Black Lives Matter. Outer Cape Health Services is one of 50 sites across the Commonwealth participating in the free testing program.
COVID-19 can spread easily and quickly in large groups of people who are in close contact. While some individuals may not have symptoms, they may unknowingly have the coronavirus and spread the virus to others and develop COVID-19—the diseased manifested by the virus.
Outer Cape Health Services strongly requests that individuals call ahead to register for free testing for either day by calling 508-905-2801. Registrants must provide their name, date of birth and contact telephone number. Test results will be provided to each participant confidentially. Participants are encouraged to share their results with their doctors.
In addition to these additional June 17 and June 18 testing hours, OCHS will continue to offer COVID-19 testing at its Provincetown health center on Saturdays and at its Wellfleet health center weekday afternoons. These appointments are open to all but require a screening assessment by an OCHS provider for a determination on testing, and are not free