Every home in the United States is now eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. Tests are completely free and are expected to ship in 7-12 days. We encourage all our members to order a set for their home. Orders are made through and delivered by the United States Postal Service.
If you need help placing an order, call 1-800-232-0233.
What type of test will arrive?
Households receive four rapid at-home antigen tests. These can be taken anywhere and give results within 30 minutes. You do not need to drop them off at a lab. The test will work whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms.
What is the difference between a rapid antigen test and a PCR test?
Rapid antigen test look for pieces of the viral proteins that cause COVID-19. The PCR test detects the genetic material of the virus. Antigen tests work best when a person has symptoms of the virus. PCR tests are more accurate but can take longer and can show positive results for longer, even sometimes after a person is contagious.
When should you take a rapid at-home antigen test?
What to do if you test positive.
If the at-home test shows a positive result, it found the virus present in your system. That means you very likely have COVID-19. You should then follow the CDC guidance for isolation. At this time, the CDC recommends isolating for a minimum of five days if you have symptoms or test positive for the virus, regardless of vaccination status. Then it recommends taking extra precautions for an additional five days, for a total of 10 days. The precautions include wearing a well-fitted mask and not going places where you cannot wear a mask. Click the link for more details on the isolation and guidance.
What to do if you test negative.