free government covid test kits by mail

free government covid test kits by mail

Good news! Free government COVID-19 test kits are still available to US residents through the mail! Here’s a detailed breakdown of how to get yours:

Website: Visit This is the official website run by the US government for ordering free at-home COVID tests. Avoid any other website claiming to offer free tests; many are scams.

Eligibility: Every US household is eligible to receive four free at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests delivered directly to their home. There are no restrictions based on income, health insurance, or other factors.

Ordering: The ordering process is simple and takes just a few minutes. You’ll need to provide:

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address (including apartment number, if applicable)
  • Optionally, your email address (to receive order confirmation and tracking information)

free government covid test kits by mail

How many tests can you order?

  • If you haven’t ordered tests since the program reopened in September 2023, you can place two orders for a total of eight tests.
  • If you ordered tests between September and November 19th, 2023, you can now place an additional order for four more tests.
  • Each household can only order a maximum of eight tests in total.

Shipping: The tests will be shipped for free via the US Postal Service. Expect to receive them within one to two weeks of placing your order.

Important points:

  • You will never be asked for any payment information or any other personal details like Social Security numbers.
  • Beware of scams! Only order tests from Other websites or phone calls claiming to offer free tests may be trying to steal your information.
  • The tests available through this program are intended for home use only. For official testing or confirmation of a positive result, please contact your healthcare provider.

Additional resources:

Please note: While I am able to provide this information for the US, I am currently located in Madhya Pradesh, India. My knowledge about COVID-19 testing options in India may not be as comprehensive. If you are looking for information about COVID-19 testing in India, I recommend searching for official government websites or contacting your local healthcare provider.

I hope this helps! Stay safe and healthy.

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