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Two Different Ways to Get Free Covid Tests in Los Angeles County

And your health insurance is required to cover the cost of up to 8 tests per month, up to $12 per test

 

January 31, 2022

LA County

Locations to pick up free PCR home test kits - samples must be mailed in to the lab

The federal government recently announced that every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free and can be now ordered at covidtests.gov. Orders typically ship in 7-12 days. Click the banner below to place your order.

Insurance companies are also now required to reimburse you for 8 tests per month for each individual on the plan up to $12 per individual test.

Your health plan may cover the cost of your test if they have a network of pharmacies or retailers already setup. Alternatively, they may provide you reimbursement for the cost of over-the-counter tests regardless of the price if they have yet to set up a network of pharmacies or retailers.

The best way to find out is to contact your health plan or insurer to determine if they provide direct coverage or if you might need to submit a claim for reimbursement.

LA County

It is very easy to ask for 4 rapid tests to be sent from the federal government. Simply go to Covidtests.gov

Residents can visit covidtests.gov for more information on reimbursements requirements.

A limited supply of COVID-19 PCR home test kits are also available at select county sites. Residents can pick up a test & drop it off at designated locations. These test kits are available for those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or think they may have been exposed to COVID-19. The process is easy:

1. Pick up the test kit

2. Register the test kit

3. Do the swab test

4. Drop the test off

Wait for results in 24-48 hours.

As you wait to receive your results, please be sure to stay at home, avoid contact with others, and wear an upgraded mask.

The test kit is for immediate use only. You should collect and return your sample within 3-5 days of receiving the test kit.

 

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