Who should get tested for COVID-19?
COVID-19 is diagnosed by a test. Regardless of vaccination status, anyone who was exposed to COVID-19 or experiences COVID-19 symptoms should take a test.
More information on COVID-19 tests
How do I get tested for COVID-19?
- Contact a doctor or primary health care provider, pharmacy, or your local community health center to see if they offer testing. Local or tribal health departments can also help you find testing sites near you.
- Beginning September 25, every household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Before You Throw Out "Expired" Tests: Check to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended.
- Self-tests are also available for purchase over-the counter at pharmacies and online.
- The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has offered this guidance for people seeking tests after the public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023.