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Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests. Order yours today.

Order Free At-Home Tests

Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?
Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

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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 tests than covidtests.gov provides, 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

If you have health insurance through an employer or Marketplace, your insurance will pay you back for 8 at-⁠home tests each month for each person on your 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

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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 as self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests

Read more frequently asked questions

Testing sample swab for COVID-19

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?

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

If you test positive, follow the latest CDC guidance for isolation.

If you test positive and have a weakened immune system or other health conditions, talk to a doctor as soon as possible about available treatment options.

What if you test Negative?

A 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.
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Spread the Word

Let others in your community know about the availability of free test kits The COVID-19 At Home Testing Digital Toolkit contains a variety of messages and graphics in English and Spanish that you can use on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Use these tools to tell people in your community how they can order free at-home tests.