Get Free COVID-19 Home Tests

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Did you know you can get free COVID-19 home tests? They're easy to use, and rapid home tests give results in minutes.

You can get up to four free tests mailed to you through this fall. These tests detect the currently circulating COVID-19 variants.

You may be able to pick up free home tests at a North Carolina organization near you, while supplies last. NCDHHS is partnering with community organizations, called Community Access Points, for test distribution.

Get the free tests now so you're prepared for holiday travel and gatherings.

Find where to pick up free tests near you:

You must be 14 or older to pick up tests. Call before you go to make sure tests are still available.

More Testing Options

Feeling sick and need to test quickly? 

Want to buy tests with insurance? You may be able to buy rapid tests from a local or online pharmacy using insurance (including Medicaid) or get reimbursed.

Don't have insurance or need an on-site test? Here are locations in North Carolina that may offer PCR or rapid tests at low- or no-cost:

You may be eligible to have your COVID-19 vaccine, testing and treatment covered at no-cost by Medicaid. Apply online.

Have questions?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Free resource: Download and share our testing guidance flyer

  • Prevention actions
  • Knowing when to test
  • Choosing the right test

Additional languages: Spanish

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