What are my options for COVID-19 testing?

Most Kansans can choose to get tested at a free COVID-19 testing site or by using a test kit at home. Some Kansans may also be able to receive tests through their school, workplace, or long-term care facility. A variety of testing options are available:

  • Mass Testing Sites offer free PCR testing. 

  • Community Testing Partners include pharmacies, clinics, local health departments, and hospitals that have enrolled with KDHE to offer free testing. Testing may include PCR and/or antigen tests.

  • Volunteer Testing Partners offer free antigen tests. 

  • Local Health Department and ICATT sites offer free PCR and/or antigen testing. 

  • At home tests: Individuals can also use an at-home rapid test. There are several ways to get at-home COVID-19 tests:
    • At-home COVID-19 rapid tests are now available for free from the federal government at covidtests.gov or by calling 1-800-232-0233. All households are eligible to order 4 free at-home tests, which will typically ship within 7-12 days.

    • At-home rapid tests can also be purchased over the counter at a pharmacy. For Kansans with a health insurance plan, these tests can be purchased at no cost or reimbursed through your health plan as of January 15, 2022. Check with your health plan for details and keep your receipt to submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement. For Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries, please check with your plan or state agency for information. 

    • At-home tests may be available through federally-supported health centers, Volunteer Testing Partners, and other organizations in your community as well.  

    • Learn  how to use your over the counter COVID-19 test (PDF). Español (PDF).

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1. What are my options for COVID-19 testing?
2. How do I find & use an at-home COVID-19 test kit?
3. What's the difference between a PCR & Antigen test?
4. Who should get tested?
5. When should I get a COVID-19 test?
6. Where can I get a COVID-19 test?
7. What should I do while I wait for my test results?
8. What does my test result mean?
9. What should I do if I test positive?
10. When should I test if I am already in home isolation because I have COVID-19 or am in home quarantine because I was exposed to COVID-19?