Information on free student testing

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-October 27, 2020-

Starting today (Tuesday, October 27), COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic MGH Institute students will be available, free of charge.

We are pleased to report that students will have access through the new Employee Testing Center established on the MGH main campus to provide free testing to asymptomatic students and employees who do not fall into the categories listed below. For the first two weeks, the testing center will be open:
•    Tuesday, October 27 through Saturday, October 31 — 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m.
•    Monday, November 2 through Saturday, November 7 — 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m.

It is important to remember that this testing will not include the following scenarios: 
•    Symptomatic students who have even minor symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and contact the MGH Occupational Health Services (MGH OHS) Call Center at (617) 726-2217.
•    Asymptomatic students with confirmed exposures (occupational or community) should contact the MGH OHS Call Center at (617) 726-2217 to be scheduled for testing.
•    Testing for clinical reasons (for example, if you require testing before a medical procedure or hospital admission) will continue to be ordered by your provider and should not be completed at the Employee Testing Center.

Students must schedule their testing appointments in advance. No walk-in appointments will be available.

How to Access Self-Scheduling and Create an Account in Labpass
•    Account activation, scheduling, and results delivery will be managed through secure patient accounts in Labpass. View a step-by-step guide to using Labpass. Please note that the interface will reference “employees,” but works for IHP students.
•    Create a Labpass account using your email address.
•    Start your registration here (copy and paste this link into a browser other than Internet Explorer):, and enter the following access code: MGHEmployee, which is one word, no spaces.
o    You will receive confirmation and account activity emails from two different addresses: and Please check your spam folder for these emails and mark “Not Spam” to ensure you receive important notifications.
•    Your email address must be entered correctly for you to receive account activation links and confirmation emails, including testing location details and access to your test results.

This site is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Students must use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

Helpful Resources

For assistance with setting up your Labpass account or scheduling, contact MGH Employee Testing. Please include your name, the best contact phone number, and a brief description of the issue.

For questions about your results or difficulty accessing results in Labpass, contact OHS at Please include the following information:
•    Subject line: Labpass Results – MGH
•    Body of email: Name and date of birth, email address you registered with, and what the general issue is (unable to access results or other)

View the Employee Testing Center Map. MGH expects to expand testing capacity in the coming weeks – including to MGH locations beyond the main campus – and we will continue to keep you up-to-date with any changes or additions as this new program progresses.

If you need assistance, please email

Thank you,

Denis Stratford
Chief Operating Officer

IHP Communications

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