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FREE COVID Testing Information

Written by Legal Aid WV


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As of Wednesday, January 19, 2022, the federal government is providing four free at-home COVID-19 tests per household. These can be ordered through an online form at https://www.covidtests.gov/. If you do not have internet access or experience a problem with the online application, you can call 1-800-232-0233.

There is a TTY option for text telephone device users to order the tests at 1-888-720-7489.

Tests are free and will be delivered by the United States Postal Service.


Many insurance providers are covering the cost of at-home testing due to a federal rule for private insurance. If you purchase in-home COVID tests, you may be eligible for reimbursement or to have the tests paid upon purchase. Contact your private insurance provider to find out their policy on covering the cost of these tests.

If you have Medicaid, your at-home tests are also covered. You can reach out to your Medicaid provider to find out more about how to get your testing costs covered when you purchase.

In West Virginia, free in-person COVID-19 testing is still available for the public and conducted at sites around the state daily. You can see the closest testing site to your location, as well as the full schedule at https://dhhr.wv.gov/covid-19/pages/testing.aspx.

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