(NewsNation) — COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are climbing heading into the autumn, and though free testing isn’t as broadly accessible because it as soon as was, low- or no-cost exams should still be obtainable.
The federal government’s program that mailed free exams by COVIDtests.gov has been suspended and as of June 1 is now not accepting orders.
Nevertheless, an estimated 10,000 Growing Neighborhood Entry to Testing (ICATT) websites proceed to assist testing. Testing at these websites stays free for folks with out medical insurance.
Different community-based testing websites may be positioned on the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies web site.
Well being facilities present free or low-cost COVID-19 exams to individuals who meet sure standards and should present sliding payment reductions primarily based on sufferers’ revenue and household dimension.
Some insurance coverage nonetheless reimburse for testing, in line with CBS. Beforehand expired exams should still be usable, too.
The expiration date for an at-home COVID-19 diagnostic check might have been prolonged past the date on the field as extra knowledge was collected.
Up to date expiration dates may be discovered on-line at FDA.gov.
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