Friday, January 27, 2023

New Website for Finding Free Local COVID-19 Testing Sites Nationwide


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new website to help people find free COVID-19 testing sites near them. You can visit to find retailers, commercial laboratory sites and community sites that offer testing at no cost to you.  

The website was launched as part of the CDC’s Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program to help communities that are at greater risk of being impacted by COVID-19 and who have less access to health care for tests. This effort will help to control surges by increasing testing and allowing for contact tracing.  

Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance companies take on the costs of this testing so that it is free to the public and so that anyone can access testing without health insurance. Testing at these sites may include nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs), such as polymerase chain reaction tests, or rapid antigen point of care (POC) testing.