Receive Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits
U.S. Households Can Now Order Four More Free COVID-19 Home Tests
The U.S. government is providing four (4) at-home COVID-19 test kits per household for free this winter. Orders will begin shipping the week of December 19. To order, visit www.covidtests.gov.
Free COVID-19 Test Kits Available for All Kansans
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), with funding from Project ACT, will provide five (5) free at-home COVID-19 tests to households in all Kansas communities.
Households can visit AccessCovidTests.org and enter their zip code to place an order. Amazon will deliver the test kits directly to your house.
The FDA has extended the shelf life on many at-home COVID-19 tests, including free tests shipped to homes by the U.S. government. Consumers can check the FDA website here to see if expiration dates printed on their home tests have been extended.
To receive an extended expiration date, the manufacturer must provide stability data to the FDA that demonstrates the test's shelf-life is longer than was known when the test was first authorized.
No-cost Test Kits through Health Insurance
People with a health insurance plan can continue to purchase at-home COVID-19 tests either no-cost at check-out or through insurance reimbursement. To qualify, tests must be authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be covered by insurance. Click here for a list of FDA-authorized tests.
In order to receive insurance reimbursement, individuals should save and submit receipts. Insurance companies are required to reimburse the cost of the test or up to $12 per test, whichever is less. For more information, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website here.