8 Free COVID-19 Home Tests

by Donna Ryder

As of May 2022, you can request an additional 8 free at-home COVID-19 tests!

Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to request four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government!

The easy signup form is hosted with the USPS. There's no shipping or payment required and you also don't need health insurance to get these four free tests.

  • Limit of one order per residential address.
  • Your order of 8 tests will come in 2 separate packages (4 tests in each package), each with its own tracking number
  • Orders will ship free starting in late May.

If you can't signup online, then you can call 1-800-232-0233 to order your free tests.

Free BinaxNow COVID Home Test

These at-home tests are useful because they provide results in only 30 minutes without needing to send your swab to a testing lab. Each test comes with full instructions on testing and reading the results.

Most orders will ship within 7-12 days, so be sure to order them soon! The site was getting hammered yesterday, but it's been up and running perfectly all day today.

Free COVID-19 Tests with Health Insurance

As of January 15, 2022, those with health insurance can get up to 8 free covid-19 tests each month.

The test will either be free directly at the point of sale, if your health plan provides for direct coverage, or by reimbursement if you are charged for your test. The reimbursement rate is up to $12 per individual test, which is $96 per month.

Go here for full terms and instructions.

Free N95 Masks

In addition to these free test kits, HHS is giving out 400 million free N95 masks. These are NIOSH-approved N95 masks and are available at approximately 100 to 200 health centers pharmacies nationwide.

These N95 masks are some of the safest masks against covid-19, so it's nice to see them become available for everyone.