Hospitals across the country are experiencing critically high patient volumes due to the current COVID-19 surge. Walk-in COVID-19 testing for people who are not experiencing symptoms is not available at the emergency department at MelroseWakefield Hospital or urgent care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

If you are experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms or other life-threatening symptoms including difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion or persistent vomiting, please seek emergency care immediately.


There are various requirements by the state regarding travel as well as return to work or school that may also require testing. Complete information on testing and symptoms can be found at

Testing at our Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities

We have a drive-thru testing site at the back lot of Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford for patients who have a physician’s order to be tested and a scheduled appointment. Appointments are scheduled seven days a week.

Currently, we are not offering walk-in COVID-19 testing at the MelroseWakefield Hospital emergency department or at Urgent Care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for people who are not experiencing symptoms.

Also, the state provides a list of testing sites including an interactive map as well as a list by town. Please call the location of your choice first to see if they offer walk-in testing without a physician’s order.

Staying Safe

We continue to take extra precautions to keep our patients and communities safe, including daily screening of symptoms of employees, promoting social distancing and frequent hand cleaning, and requiring everyone to wear a mask. If you have questions or concerns about, please contact your physician.