Free Covid Testing

Free Covid Testing is Now Available

At-Home Testing and Testing Locations

Biden Administration Free at-Home Covid Test Kits

Beginning on Jan. 19, 2022 all households in the US became eligible to order up to four free (rapid antigen) home-based Covid tests.  As of now, every household in the US is eligible to order a second set of four free (rapid antigen) home-based Covid test kits.  If you previously ordered tests kits for your household, you may now order four additional tests for free, up to eight Covid home based tests total.  If you haven't ordered your free home-based rapid antigen Covid tests, you may place two separate orders per household to receive up to eight test kits.  Registration is online; the tests will be mailed to the home. View the White House Fact Sheet.

     Update 5/17/22: Every household in the US may place a third order to receive 8 more additional free covid home test kits.  

For more information and to order the tests visit https://www.covidtests.gov/

NJ Department of Health and Vault Medical Services
The NJ Department of Health has partnered with Vault Medical Services to offer free saliva-based Covid testing to NJ residents. Residents of NJ may visit the website at the link below to order a saliva-based Covid test to be sent to their home.  The saliva test must be taken via supervision on Zoom and then sent back to Vault.  After the test is sent back, the individual will be notified of the result.
For more information and to order the test visit: https://learn.vaulthealth.com/nj/

Essex County Testing Locations
Essex County offers free Covid testing to Essex County residents at any of their locations. To make an appointment visit essexcovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Viral Testing

See the CDC’s recommendations for who should be tested, how to get tested, and what to do after you are tested.

Additional places to get tested: 

Test to Treat: Covid Testing and Treatment

Through the Biden-Harris Administration some covid testing sites can provide covid testing as well as they have the capability to prescribe treatment for covid if it is appropriate for the individual who tested positive and provide the medication/prescription at the same location.

For more information about test to treat, click here.

To find a test to treat location near you, click here.

Antibody Testing and Plasma Donation