Free At-Home COVID Tests Available

Free At-Home COVID Tests Available

The U.S. Government is making at-home rapid-result COVID-19 tests available upon request, for free, to every home in the U.S. The Biden-Harris Administration has purchased 500 million over-the-counter at-home tests to be distributed. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order yours now at

If you need a COVID test right now, or need more than four tests for your household, at-home tests are available for sale across the country. Check with your local retailers and pharmacies to see where at-home tests are available. If you do buy at-home tests, the government now requires your insurance company to reimburse you for up to eight tests per month. For more information on insurance company reimbursement, go to

According to the website, you should get and take an at-home COVID test if you begin having COVID-19 symptoms like fever, sore throat, runny nose, or loss of taste or smell; or at least 5 days after you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19; or when you’re going to gather with a group of people, especially those who are at risk of severe disease or may not be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines.

The COVID tests are rapid antigen tests, not PCR. You can test yourself anywhere and the tests give the results within thirty minutes (no lab drop-off required). The tests work no matter whether you have COVID-19 symptoms and no matter whether you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines.

Of course, testing is only one way of curbing the spread of COVID-19. You should also get up to date with vaccines and boosters, wear a well-fitted mask when gathering indoors, and maintain six feet of distance between people.