Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

Order Free At-Home Tests

If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please see other testing resources for free testing locations in your area.

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OTHER TESTING RESOURCES

If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, are looking for another type of COVID-⁠19 test, or need more than #44 tests, the resources below are available.

At-⁠Home Tests at Retailers and Pharmacies

At-⁠home tests are available for sale around the U.S. Check with local retailers and pharmacies to see where at-⁠home tests are available.

Insurance Reimbursement for At-⁠Home Tests

Your health insurance company will pay you back for 8 at-⁠home tests per month for each person on the plan.

Learn more about insurance reimbursement

20,000+ Free Testing Sites

No-cost antigen and PCR COVID-⁠19 tests are available to everyone in the U.S., including the uninsured, at more than 20,000 sites nationwide.

Find resources in your state

ABOUT THE AT-⁠HOME COVID-⁠19 TESTS

The tests available for order:

  • Are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR
  • Can be taken anywhere
  • Give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)
  • Work whether or not you have COVID-⁠19 symptoms
  • Work whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-⁠19 vaccines
  • Are also referred to self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests

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Take an at-⁠home 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.

What if you test Positive?

positive at-⁠home test result means that the test found the virus, and you very likely have COVID-⁠19.

If you test positive on your at-⁠home test, follow the latest CDC guidance for isolation.

What if you test Negative?

negative at-⁠home test result means that the test did not find the virus, and you may have a lower risk of spreading COVID-19 to others. Check your test kit’s instructions for specific next steps. If you test negative, you should test again within a few days with at least 24 hours between tests.

If you test negative, follow the latest CDC guidance for self-⁠testing.

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VACCINATION, MASKING, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

Testing is only one step you can take to protect yourself, friends, family, and others. Everyone is encouraged to:

  • Get up to date with their COVID-⁠19 vaccinations. Visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine or booster near you.
  • Wear a well-fitted mask when gathering indoors.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between people.

Source: CDC.GOV