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COVID-19 Testing Health Centers Update

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2022

As part of the Biden Administration's "Path Out of the Pandemic" COVID-19 Action Plan, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in partnership with the Department of Defense is making available to all HRSA-supported health centers (including look-alikes), as well as Medicare-certified rural health clinics, free COVID-19 testing supplies, authorized by the FDA for emergency use.

The HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program will make available for order: (1) at-home self-tests, and (2) a limited quantity of point-of-care, rapid antigen testing analyzers and test strips for clinical settings. The point-of-care tests available to health centers will be for COVID-19 or for COVID + Flu A/B. Distribution of the at-home self-tests and point-of-care tests at no cost to health center patients and community members supports and expands community-based COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

The HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program includes Quidel QuickVue® At-Home OTC COVID-19 Tests  and BD Veritor™ Plus Analyzer and test strips .

For additional information on available COVID-19 screening and testing near you, visit Find a Health Center. Please call the health center nearest you for more information about the availability of low or no-cost COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.