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Mayor Sarno, HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris and AMR Announce Testing Site in Indian Orchard

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris joined with American Medical Response (AMR) in announcing that the City of Springfield and AMR will be setting up a COVID-19 testing site in the Indian Orchard neighborhood.

Starting Wednesday, February 17, 2021, AMR will be conducting a COVID-19 testing site at John F. Kennedy Middle School, 1385 Berkshire Ave, Springfield, Massachusetts.  Testing will take place on Wednesday only from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Residents are encouraged to pre-register to cut down on waiting time but walk-ins will be accepted. 

Please use the link below to register for an appointment:


Mayor Sarno states, “Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and I have consistently pushed for more accessibility for testing and now for vaccine distribution for our Springfield residents.  We are happy to continue to partner with AMR; they have been a great corporate citizen, to assist our residents of our Indian Orchard neighborhood.  Helen and I will continue to explore other neighborhood logistics where needed.”

HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris stated, “I am grateful to AMR for once again stepping up to support the City of Springfield’s testing initiatives and bringing these much-needed testing sites into our neighborhoods.  These decentralized testing sites are meant to provide additional testing capacity to our neighborhoods.  The City of Springfield will continue to assess testing barriers and will increase testing sites as resources become available.”

Patrick Leonardo, Manager of Communications and Operations for AMR added, “We are privileged to be partnering with the City’s Health and Human Services Department to provide this much-needed testing for our residents in Indian Orchard.  AMR thanks Mayor Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris for their continued leadership and efforts during this COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.” 

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