We ARE offering walk-in Rapid COVID-19 Antigen and PCR Testing at our Methuen clinic – NO Appointment needed. Online registration is recommended (please follow all steps and upload insurance information and photo ID).  We are also seeing walk-in patients for general urgent care needs and following the strictest protocols for patient safety.


COVID-19 Testing and FAQs

COVID-19 Rapid & PCR Testing for Haverhill, Salem & Methuen patients.

AFC North Methuen offers on-site Rapid PCR Testing (results within an hour), General PCR, anti-body and antigen testing for COVID-19 for the communities of Methuen, Salem & Haverhill. We highly advise that you consult with our staff to determine the most appropriate test for your symptoms and situation. We are able to accommodate patients on a walk-in basis (no appointment needed), but online registration is still recommended to reduce time spent filling out paperwork on site.

Does my insurance cover testing?

COVID-19 testing is fully covered, with $0 cost to you, by all insurance plans in Massachusetts including Medicare and Medicaid but only if it is deemed medically necessary.

If you believe that you were exposed to COVID-19, came into close contact with a COVID-19 patient, or are exhibiting any one the following symptoms then testing in these situations will very likely be covered: sore throat, difficulty swallowing, new olfactory or taste disorder(s), nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pneumonia, runny nose, nasal congestion, unexplained fatigue/malaise, delirium (acutely altered mental status and inattention), unexplained or increased number of falls, acute functional decline, exacerbation of chronic conditions, chills, headaches, conjunctivitis, croup, or multisystem inflammatory vasculitis in children (some of the symptoms associated with multisystem inflammatory vasculitis in children include persistent fever and a variety of symptoms that may include abdominal pain, gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, as well as rash)

What if I want to get tested anyway for peace of mind, convenience or for a COVID-19 related travel restriction?

If you don’t fit the medically necessary testing criteria (see above) or do not have insurance we offer very affordable rates for testing. The current pricing for testing is provided below. We strongly encourage you to discuss your condition, symptoms and reasoning for asking for testing with our staff to determine which test is most appropriate for your situation.

  • Cephid Rapid RT-PCR (45 minutes, ideal for last minute travelers or those who need immediate results) – $175
  • Broad PCR Test (24 hours) – $99
  • Rapid Antigen Testing (10 minutes) – $59
  • Antibody Testing (turn around time varies) – $110

If you need COVID-19 test results for travel out of country (or to certain other states with coronavirus related travel restrictions), we can also provide them to you. Please ensure to inquire about results and turn around times before finalizing your travel plans. It is your responsibility to check your destination’s requirements before you get tested. Many destinations, for example, will only accept a PCR test within 72 hours of travel. Some will accept it within 10 days of travel. Others will accept a rapid antigen test. We are unable to offer refunds if you order the test too soon, or order the wrong test. Our staff are unable to offer clear guidance on this as there are dozens of destinations, each of which have different and continuously changing requirements.

How to Book a COVID-19 Test 

If you would like to book your test ahead of time on a particular time-slot of your choosing, you can book a testing appointment online. That way you spend less time filling out paperwork when you get to the clinic for your booked time. Depending on the test recommended for you, the results should be available within the hour (for rapid testing) or in a next day for antibody and General PCR testing (depending on the lab). Please inquire about the current turn-around times and rest assured that we will call you as soon as your results are available. Please maintain self-isolation at home till you have received the results.

How to get here

Our COVID-19 testing center is minutes away from the communities of Haverhill MA & Salem NH