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Free At-Home COVID Test Program Resumes

September 25th, 2023

at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 test sitting on a tabletop

Households can order four free COVID-19 rapid tests for home delivery; accessible tests for individuals who are blind or have low vision are also available

A federal program that provides free at-home COVID-19 tests is once again available.

Starting Sept. 25, 2023, every U.S. household can order four free COVID-19 rapid tests through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Visit www.covid.gov/tests to place an order. (The website is available in Spanish and Chinese.) Here’s what you need to know:

  • There is a limit of one order per residential address.
  • One order includes four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests.
  • Orders will ship free starting the week of Oct. 2, 2023.

If you need help placing an order, you can call (800) 232-0233 or (888) 720-7489 (TTY).

The USPS is also distributing more accessible tests for individuals who are blind or have low vision.

Starting Sept. 25, 2023, you can visit https://special.usps.com/testkits/accessible to order one set of 12 free at-home tests with enhanced accessibility (while supplies last). Here is what you need to know:

  • There is a limit of one order per residential address.
  • Each order includes 12 accessible rapid-antigen tests.
  • Supplies are limited. Please do not order the more accessible tests if you have options for using the standard tests.
  • The tests work with a compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and a free app to provide users with audible instructions and audible test results.
  • Orders will ship free starting the week of Oct. 2, 2023.

Individuals with disabilities can also contact the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) for help with available testing options, including ordering free at-home test kits.

Contact DIAL Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through:

The U.S. government will also continue to make COVID-19 tests available to uninsured individuals and underserved communities through its existing outreach programs.

To learn how to access low- or no-cost COVID-19 tests from the federal government, you can contact any of these programs:

Still have old COVID-19 tests at home? You can check the FDA’s website to see if your COVID-19 tests have extended expiration dates.

You can also visit www.covid.gov/tests for more details about free testing sites by state, frequently asked questions about at-home tests and more.