At-Home COVID-19 tests, or self-tests, are rapid tests that can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results. COVID-19 self-tests are one of many risk-reduction measures, such as vaccination, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading COVID-19. You can purchase self-tests in stores or pharmacies or online.
Most people with a health plan can go online, or to a pharmacy or store to purchase self- tests at no cost, either through reimbursement or free of charge through their insurance. Learn more here or visit the links:
In some cases, the expiration date for an At-Home test may be extended. Learn more here.
How to use a self-test:
Instructions may vary based on the manufacturer; therefore, you should read the complete manufacturer’s instructions for use before using the test. Follow the instructions exactly and perform the steps in the order that they are listed. Refer to CDC’s video on How to Use a Self-Test .