Pick Up Self-Test Kits at City Sites
You can pick up free at-home rapid testing kits at various sites throughout the city. One kit is recommended per person.
The list of locations and hours is available online.
Order Self-Test Kits from Federal Government
The free at-home COVID test program was suspended on September 2, 2022, due to lack of funding from Congress.
If Congress provides funding to replenish the nation’s stockpile of tests, test distribution will resume.
Orders placed before September 2 will be fulfilled by USPS. Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email with an estimated delivery date and a tracking number. You can track the status of your delivery on USPS.com.
To get help with a delivery issue, contact USPS.
As of January 15, 2022, most people with a health plan can go online or to a pharmacy or a store to purchase an at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at no cost, either through reimbursement or free of charge through their insurance. This applies whether you purchased your health plan on your own or whether you get health insurance through your job.
Insurance companies and health plans will be required to cover eight free over-the-counter at-home tests per covered individual per month. However, plans are not required to provide coverage of testing (including an at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 test) that is for employment purposes.
Contact your insurer to find out if your health plan provides direct coverage of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests through such a program or whether you will need to submit a claim for reimbursement. If you are charged for your test after January 15, keep your receipt and submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Learn more about insurance paid at-home COVID tests.