Order Free COVID-19 Tests

The much anticipated FREE COVID-19 TESTS website finally went live on January 18, 2022. The federal government tested its beta site this Tuesday to workout glitches on the site prior to its scheduled launch date of Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

NCide and Neo Design Concepts LLC conducted our own tests of the site. It was easy-peasy. It took less than a minute to place an order. The process required clicking on the light blue "Order Free At-Home Tests" button, entering the name, home address, and email address, and selecting "Submit". Within seconds, the USPS sent an email to confirm the order was placed and that shipment of 4 free tests will be sent to ONLY valid residential addresses by the end of January. See the email confirmation image below.

Orders are typically shipped within 7-12 days of placement. Today's ordering process was smooth, but be prepared to encounter slow site speed and possible glitches when Americans realize the site is active and they can place orders.

Where Else Can I Get Tests?

Insurance companies were heavily incentivized by the Biden-Harris Administration to make At-Home COVID-19 Tests free. On January 15, 2022, insurers allowed their members to get at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic tests that have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at no cost, either through reimbursement or free of charge through their health plans. Find out more from this link https://www.cms.gov/how-to-get-your-at-home-OTC-COVID-19-test-for-free .

Below are additional testing resources for families that require more than 4 tests, or if you prefer other types of COVID-19 tests, or if tests are needed now.

  • Retailers and pharmacies also sell COVID-19 tests. Purchased tests can be reimbursed by health insurance companies for 8 FREE tests per person per month. Check with your insurance company on their policies for free At-Home COVID-19 Tests orders.

  • Private health plans or insurers offer free online or pick up orders with affiliated local retailers and pharmacies.

  • No-cost antigen and PCR COVID-⁠19 testing sites are available for the insured and uninsured across the U.S. For locations near you, visit https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html .

What are At-Home COVID-19 Tests?

  • These are rapid antigen, NOT PCR, self-tests that can be done within the comforts of your own home or anywhere

  • It gives results in 30 minutes without having to drop it off at the lab and waiting for the lab to provide results

  • It is effective whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms

  • It is effective whether or not you are vaccinated or are current on vaccinations

  • Still have questions? Visit FAQs https://www.covidtests.gov/faq/

Order your At-Home COVID-19 Tests now to have when you need it. Please stay safe and healthy!