COVID-19 Testing

On-Site Testing Currently Available

Maine BIW employees concerned they have been exposed to someone with COVID or who are experiencing symptoms can be tested onsite. Testing appointments are also available for second and third shift employees. Call Fit for Life at 207-442-3145 to schedule an appointment. Employees at offsite locations should contact their Fit for Life staff as listed below. Fit for Life can usually accommodate same day testing but employees may need to wait 24 hours.

Main Yard: All shifts, call Fit for Life at 442-3145

Offsite facilities, please contact the Fit for Life staff member assigned to each facility:

Structural Fab: 207-458-6770

Outfit Fab/CW/Fairpoint /Technology Center: 207-844-1457

CROF: 207-458-4874

BIW Training Academy/BIW Trades Learning: 207-405-8266

Ace/Bisson/Read St. Warehouse: 207-844-1457

 

Vaccines Available

All employees are highly encouraged to get vaccinated to protect themselves. Free vaccines and booster vaccines are available onsite provided a minimum of 5 employee are interested.  Please call Fit for Life to request an appointment. For vaccine clinics in your community please visit https://vaccine.mainehealth.com.

 

Off-Site Testing

Some testing sites are open to anyone while others are limited to their own patients. Some sites require people to pay for the test up front and submit the bill to their insurance company. People interested in a test should call ahead and ask questions about access, hours and costs.

These websites provide information about off-site testing facilities:

Get Tested COVID-19 – Click here
Keep Maine Healthy – Click here
Minute Clinic – Click here
Walgreens COVID-19 Testing – Click here
ConvenientMD – Click here
MaineHealth COVID-19 Testing Sites – Click here

Click here to read Individual Guidance for Uninsured Individuals.

Other Resources

  • Mid Coast Medical COVID Testing: 207-373-6699, Parkview Hospital Campus, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick

8am-3:40pm, 7 days a week. PCR testing only, no rapid testing. Mid Coast Hospital offers testing for individuals with a provider’s order. This includes all patients of Mid Coast Hospital, Mid Coast Medical Group, and MaineHealth, as well as patients of other Maine-based providers. Contact your doctor for an appointment. If the doctor recommends testing, the order will be faxed and the COVID testing center will contact the employee to schedule an appointment. Learn more here.

As a state-sponsored Swab and Send site, Mid Coast Hospital also offers testing for people with or without symptoms who do not have an order from a local provider, or who reside outside of Maine. You must first fill out a form online. More information can be found here.

  • CVS Pharmacy COVID Testing – Available to all Maine residents.
    • Augusta: 24 Stone Street
    • Biddeford: 384 Elm Street
    • Portland: 111 Auburn Street
    • South Portland: 51 Market St

Preregister via online form and they will provide an appointment time. Test is handed out at drive-thru. You will be given a testing kit and instructed on self-swabbing procedure while being observed. The swab will be sent to an independent 3rd party lab: 2-3 day turn around. Preregister and learn more here.

  • Maine Urgent Care: Topsham Location – 105 Topsham Fair Mall Rd, 207-798-6333; Lewiston Location – 685 Sabattus St, 207-795-5050

Open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. No order required but do need to have a full visit with the health care provider. Does not require being a patient of CMMC or require a PCP. Visit is billed to insurance. Learn more here.

  • Walk-in Covid Testing Center: 287 Main Street, Lewiston

No phone number on site. Open Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday, 11am-3pm. No doctor visit and does not require insurance. No appointment needed. FREE service: just a swab and it is sent to the Maine State Lab.

  • Northern Light Health Triage Line: 844-489-1822

Phone line is open from 8am-5pm, testing site hours vary by location. There are multiple drive-up testing locations, depending on where employee lives, including Waterville, Bangor, Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Portland and Dover-Foxcroft. You can take a quick survey online to schedule an appointment and receive a follow-up call where you will be preregistered. Scheduling and preregistration can also be done over the phone. Insurance will be billed like an office visit. Does not require PCP approval. Click here to take the survey and find a testing location near you.