The City of Greenfield is partnering with COVID-19 testing provider Curative to return PCR testing to Greenfield Community College. This follows the closure of the state’s Stop the Spread testing site at GCC at the end of March.
Starting Wednesday, May 18, testing will be available in GCC’s East Building at 1 College Drive on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged but not required. Testing can be scheduled online at https://curative.com/sites/35435. There will be no charge to patients, but those who have health insurance must bring their insurance card. All patients must bring identification.
Finding a PCR test has become more challenging, particularly for patients without a primary care physician, as some pharmacies discontinue testing and others are booked for days in advance.
“We are working hard to bring additional resources to Greenfield so that we can get the most accurate picture of COVID-19 activity,” said Greenfield Health Director Jennifer Hoffman. “By bringing back PCR testing, which continues to be the gold standard, and coupled with antigen testing as a backup, we should have a good sense of where we stand— as long as people continue to get tested.”
The Greenfield Health Department will continue to offer free antigen testing at 20 Sanderson Street on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 to 10 a.m.