Posted August 21, 2020
The Maine Department of Health & Human Services and MaineHealth have announced the addition of five new ‘Swab and Send’ COVID-19 testing sites at MaineHealth locations, including one at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. The Rockport location is slated to open on Thursday, August 27.
Advance appointments for testing are required at all locations. To schedule an appointment for the Rockport location, call 207-301-3040. While the Rockport site does not open until August 27, calls for appointments are being accepted immediately.
The sites will send samples to the Maine CDC's Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL) for testing and offer specimen collection free of charge to individuals who believe they may have COVID-19 or could have been exposed to the virus, with or without symptoms, as defined under the DHHS Standing Order (PDF).
DHHS also announced that a mobile testing site operated by Promerica Health will initially launch at the Maine Visitor Information Center in Kittery on Tuesday, August 25. Promerica will begin accepting appointments beginning this evening at covidtestforme.com. It will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays through the end of August, with similar hours in September.
The public is reminded that travelers coming in to Maine from non-exempt states are strongly encouraged to have Covid testing near their home and receive results within 72 hours of travel to Maine.