Outer Cape Health Services continues to offer Covid-19 vaccination for individuals six months of age and higher, including applicable booster shots.
We also now offer the new Bivalent Covid Vaccine Booster at all of our health centers. Updated (bivalent) vaccines and boosters are now available for children and adults.
To request/schedule a vaccination or booster at one of our three health centers, please visit one of our sites or call 508-905-2888.
To locate other Covid vaccination locations in Massachusetts, visit https://vaxfinder.mass.gov
Outer Cape Health Services provides both Asymptomatic and Symptomatic testing services for COVID-19.
At-home self-test kits are now free to OCHS patients at regularly scheduled appointments. Each of these Quidel QuickVue® rapid antigen kits contain two tests. These tests can be used if a person is symptomatic, asymptomatic, or within 6 days of symptom onset. Click here for more information on at-home Covid testing instructions.
In addition, OCHS will continue to offer free, prescheduled rapid COVID testing in concert with the Massachusetts Department of Health (DPH) at each of our three health centers for the foreseeable future.”
Testing sites and hours for prescheduled appointments are:
OCHS Harwich Port Health Center, 710 Rt. 28:
Mondays, 1:30pm-2:00pm; Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:30pm-3:00pm
OCHS Wellfleet Health Center, 3130 State Highway Route 6:
OCHS Provincetown Health Center, 49 Harry Kemp Way:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30pm-1:30pm
To receive a Covid test at Outer Cape Health Services, call 508-905-2888.
Antigen tests are free via a Massachusetts Department of Public Health initiative providing OCHS with rapid tests for COVID-19. Tests may be billed to individuals with insurance but not charged a co-pay; however, no one will be turned away. Insurances will be charged for the costs of administering your vaccination but not the actual vaccine which is free.
For individuals seeking a PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) molecular test, fees will apply for this test type. These tests samples will be processed by Quest Diagnostic Laboratories and billed directly to the patient.
At this time, due to delays in receiving test results, OCHS is not offering PCR tests for travel and pre-op purposes. For timelier results, we suggest scheduling directly with Quest Diagnostics, or Cape Cod Hospital, or the hospital you will be receiving surgery.
Outer Cape Health Services continues to provide symptomatic Covid tests at all three sites. If an individual is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or has been referred to testing related to contact tracing, the individual should call OCHS first for a telehealth screening visit.
The procedure and protocol for SYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 testing at Outer Cape Health Services are as follows:
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have Covid-19::
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Note: This state Paxlovid program is in addition to services offered to Outer Cape Health Services patients. The state Covid screening program is available every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese. Learn more at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/free-telehealth-for-covid-19-treatment-with-paxlovid
As always, each of us can take steps to reduce the spread of germs including: