At home rapid COVID diagnostic tests are now available to anyone who wants them. The at home tests can help determine if you have COVID-19 so you can steer clear of others and reduce spread.
There are a few ways to get the diagnostic tests, depending on your insurance coverage. Order through the federal government, pick them up at a public health clinic, get tests at your insurance company’s preferred pharmacy partner (such as Walmart or RiteAid), or buy a test at another retail location and get reimbursed by insurance.
Here are the best resources:
Every household can sign up at covidtest.gov to get free tests shipped directly to their home from the federal government.
Those covered by Medicare or Medicaid can get the test through the covidtest.gov site or at a local health clinic.
Those covered by Health Alliance insurance through an employer-sponsored or individual plan can get specific guidance here for purchasing tests at $0 cost to them.