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. And they detect the currently circulating COVID-19 variants.

You can get free tests mailed to you through As of Nov. 20, every U.S. household is eligible to order four free tests. If you did not order tests earlier this fall, you may place two orders for a total of eight tests.

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? Get tested and treated at a one-stop Test to Treat site. No health insurance or ID needed.

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?

  • You may have access to free tests through a free nationwide telemedicine program. If you’re eligible, this program—called Home Test to Treat—can ship free tests to you. If you test positive, Home Test to Treat offers free, 24/7 virtual care and treatment for COVID-19.
  • You may be eligible to have your COVID-19 vaccine, testing and treatment covered at no-cost by Medicaid. Apply online.

Need an on-site test? These locations in North Carolina may offer PCR or rapid tests at low- or no-cost:

Have questions?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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

Additional languages: Spanish

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