Where to Get Free Test Kits and N95 Face Masks

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Free Test Kits--Sign Up

The White House announced this week that the government will be providing families free COVID test kits to help them stay healthy this year.  We are excited about the news and would like to encourage you to sign up on the White House website that will be announced this week. 

 

We encourage you to sign you and your family up for the free kits, as they are completely free and will be mailed to you at your home, or as directed, for convenient testing.

 

Anyone may sign up regardless of family budget or immigration status:  stay safe and healthy!

The Free test kits are available at the White House sign up page:

COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests

You may read more about the program in this news release, direct from the White House, dated, January 14, 2022:

Fact Sheet: The Biden Administration to Begin Distributing At-Home, Rapid COVID-19 Tests to Americans for Free | The White House

Convenient Testing at Home, for Free

Meanwhile, you also have the option to purchase the test kits yourself, online from retailers like Amazon.com or at a local store or pharmacy.  Your insurance should reimburse you when you submit your receipts, according to the new government guidelines.

There are many types of tests and the BinaxNOW test has been popular as it is convenient for at home testing. We found this article from CNET helpful in explaining the different types of tests available, including lateral flow, PCR and saliva tests: 

Free COVID-19 tests: Here's the White House website to order free at-home kits (cnet.com)

Convenient Testing Near You:

You may also purchase tests at a store near you or direct from a trusted test maker and distributor, and still be reimbursed. We found this article from CBS helpful in explaining some of the available ways to buy a test at a store near you or from an independent and trusted distributor:

5 places where you can buy a home COVID-19 test today - CBS News

 

Pharmacies with Free Test Kits and Free N95 Masks Near You

United States

Pharmacies

While you may be able to get test kits for your family at a local clinic or the White House sign-up for mailed test kits, we wanted to share information about your local pharmacy regarding test kit availability.  We will be adding information about local and state pharmacies when we can, including those at your local supermarket or superstore

 

You may now pick up your free n95 masks at these pharmacies as well.

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CVS is providing test kits for free via insurance reimbursement in addition to completely free vaccines and boosters.  You can also get a flu shot at their pharmacy. Test kits may be purchased in person at your local store or online on their wehsite.  Appointments are available through online sign up for vaccines and boosters as well as in person in your store.  You may also call your local store and ask for the pharmacy to make an appointment.  Go to their website to choose your free test kits for reimbursement or the direct link to vaccine sign up above, at http://cvs.com 

You may pick up your free N95 masks here, as well. 

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Rite-Aid is providing test kits for free via insurance reimbursement in addition to completely free vaccines and boosters.  You can also get a flu shot at their pharmacy. Test kits may be purchased in person at your local store or online on their wehsite.  Appointments are available through online sign up for vaccines and boosters as well as in person in your store.  You may also call your local store and ask for the pharmacy to make an appointment.  Go to their website to choose your free test kits for reimbursement  or the direct link to vaccine sign up above, at http://riteaid.com

You may pick up your free N95 masks here, as well. 

Walgreens is providing test kits for free via insurance reimbursement in addition to completely free vaccines and boosters.  You can also get a flu shot at their pharmacy. Test kits may be purchased in person at your local store or online on their wehsite.  Appointments are available through online sign up for vaccines and boosters as well as in person in your store.  You may also call your local store and ask for the pharmacy to make an appointment.    Go to their website for your free test kits for reimbursement or the direct link to vaccine sign up above, at http://walgreens.com

You may pick up your free N95 masks here, as well. 

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