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3 Options to Obtain Free COVID-19 Tests

1/25/2022

Currently, there are three options to obtain free COVID-19 Tests:  

1. Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Every home in the United States is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 rapid antigen tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. These tests give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required). Self-tests can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results. Self-tests can be used  regardless of vaccination status, whether symptoms are present or not. Testing should be conducted following all manufacturer’s instructions. Order tests via the U.S. Postal Service: https://www.usps.com/covidtests

2. Insurance Reimbursement for At-⁠Home Tests
For each person on a health insurance plan, the company should provide reimbursement for 8 at-⁠home tests per month. Details about obtaining at-home over the counter COVID-19 Tests is in these FAQs: https://www.cms.gov/how-to-get-your-at-home-OTC-COVID-19-test-for-free

3. 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. Resources in West Virginia may be found here: https://dhhr.wv.gov/covid-19/pages/testing.aspx

For more information about COVID-19 Testing, visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:
https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/testing/index.html


Contact Information

WV COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-887-4304
 
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