COVID-19 Home Tests and Collection Kits Pick up home tests near me Get home tests mailed to me Did you know free home tests are widely available? They're easy to use, and rapid home tests give results in minutes, making them the test of choice. You can pick up home tests in your community, or get tests mailed to you. Feeling sick and need a test sooner? Get tested and treated at a one-stop Test to Treat site. Version en Español Not sure how to use a home test? Here's how to test at home (step-by-step guide, with photos and videos). Test positive? Unsure what's next? Find out how long to stay away from others. Learn about treatment and how to get it. Pick up home tests near you Get 10 rapid home tests from local organizations (FREE) You may be able to pick up 10 free home tests, per visit, at a local organization. NCDHHS is partnering with community organizations for test distribution. Search our map to find a nearby Community Access Point. GoPlease enter a 5 digit zip code Buy from local pharmacy (May be free with insurance) Check with your local pharmacy for home tests. You may be able to buy rapid tests using insurance (including Medicaid) or get reimbursed. Get home tests mailed to you Can't wait for tests in the mail? Pick up tests near you or find a testing location near you Project Access COVID Tests (FREE) You may be able to order five free rapid home tests through Project Access COVID Tests (ACT). (1-2 weeks for delivery.) Check my zip code for availability If you get tests that show a July 2022 expiration date, don’t worry! The FDA extended the shelf-life of these tests. Check new expiration dates here. Order from a retail pharmacy (May be free with insurance) You may be able to buy tests online from a retail pharmacy using insurance (including Medicaid) or get reimbursed. How to buy tests with insurance Order a PCR home collection kit (May be free with insurance) PCR tests are slower but usually more accurate, and may be useful if an official test is needed. Tests are shipped to you via FedEx Overnight. You'll mail back your swab and get results a few days later. Request a PCR kit Have questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. Or call the NC COVID-19 Helpdesk: 1-888-675-4567.