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COVID-19 Information for Our Patients

  • Your health and safety are our top priorities. We continue to monitor COVID-19 and adjust our policies to protect everyone who visits Dana-Farber.

    Here is the latest information you need to know before visiting any of our locations.

    Last reviewed May 12, 2023


    Before your appointment

    If you have COVID-like symptoms or have tested positive for COVID in the last 20 days, please call your Dana-Farber doctor's office before your appointment.

    We want to know if you have any cold, flu, or COVID-like symptoms, including:

    • Fever
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Runny nose/nasal congestion
    • Muscle aches
    • Loss of smell or taste
    • Shortness of breath

    Contact us if you're unsure or have any questions. You can call 617-632-3000 or find your doctor's number in our online directory.

    Day of your appointment

    Everyone who comes to Dana-Farber is screened for COVID-19 symptoms. Before you arrive, use our online prescreening app. You'll receive a digital pass to show when you enter.

    If you don't have a smartphone or can't access the app, we'll help you complete the screening process when you arrive.

    Face masks are still required

    Everyone is required to wear a face mask throughout their visit. You will be provided a face mask when you arrive. At Dana-Farber we see many people who have weakened immune systems due to illness or certain types of treatment, and face masks remain an important way to help protect these patients.

    If you need to be admitted to Dana-Farber's Inpatient Hospital, face masks will still be required for clinical situations such as stem cell transplant. We will follow your preference for masking in rooms where face masks are not already required.


    All companions and patients need to use our prescreen app before entering any of our locations. We ask that patients in clinic areas limit visitors to two at a time, due to space constraints and the privacy of other patients. Please review our outpatient visitor policy for full details about bringing a companion to Dana-Farber. 

  • COVID-19 Therapies and Vaccines

    COVID-19 therapies can help your immune system fight a COVID-19 infection, while vaccines help prevent infection. If you are not already fully vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones.

    Learn more about COVID-19 therapies and vaccines