Live in Washington? Here’s how to get free COVID tests sent straight to your home
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Health has launched a portal that allows COVID tests to ship directly to households across Washington.
People who live in the state will be able to visit the website to order rapid-antigen COVID tests online for free.
The website states they have already exhausted the limited supply available for home delivery.
The website received an overwhelming response to the initiative and is no longer shipping tests.
The Department of Health said they will restock as supply into the state increases.
People can still get COVID tests through any of the following options:
- The Federal program at COVIDtests.gov
- Local retailers and pharmacies
- If you have health insurance, most insurers will now directly cover or pay you back for up to eight at-home tests per month, for each person on your plan
- Find a test at a testing location near you
The state’s “Say Yes! COVID Home Test” program is an expansion of the ongoing partnership with CareEvolution and Amazon, a successful pilot program through NIH that delivered 800,000 tests in parts of Eastern Washington.
DOH reached out to expand the partnership across the state to offer tests to all Washingtonians.
Anyone who receives a positive test result from an at-home test can report the result to the state’s COVID hotline at 1-800-525-0127. It is available Monday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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