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Free Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests

The federal government will provide two sets of four free COVID tests to each household. You can find the ordering system via the USPS website, here.

PCR Testing

The city of Cambridge offers free PCR testing seven days a week for those who live or work in Cambridge. There is still be appointment-only testing seven (7) days a week, but walk in testing has dropped to once weekly on Wednesdays. See more information here.

Insurance Coverage for at home testing

Beginning Saturday, January 15, 2022, individuals covered by a health insurance plan who purchase an FDA-approved, over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test will be able to have those tests covered by their insurance. This NPR story covers the basic information here.

At Home Rapid Tests for Older Cambridge Residents

The Cambridge Senior Center may still have free COVID-19 test kits available for older Cambridge residents. One kit per household, each kit contains two tests. Available at the 1st floor reception desk of the Cambridge Senior Center—only while supplies last.

806 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge (Central Square)

Finding Rapid Tests

This website gives some indications of where the tests are in or out of stock. See it here.

Home Delivered PCR Tests

If you have symptoms, a known exposure, or live or work in a congregate setting, you can have a test sent by overnight delivery, which you then send to a lab to be processed. Use this link for more information here.

Marketing Resources

Some of these resources were limited to early in the pandemic. While stores no longer have senior hours much of the information on delivery options is still in effect. See this information here.

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