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Resources for FREE COVID-19 Home Tests on Cape Cod

Updated 11/16/2023

As of September 25, 2023, every household in the U.S. can now order FREE at-home COVID-19 tests

Step 1: Head to to order.

Step 2: Fill out your contact and shipping information.

Step 3: Submit your order and have them delivered to your mailbox.

Need help placing an order? Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages.

Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Tests

Since the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ended on May 11, 2023, laboratory tests for COVID-19 that are ordered by your provider are covered with no out-of-pocket costs for people with Medicare. Over-the-counter tests will still be available, but there may be out-of-pocket costs. Coverage of over-the-counter tests may vary by your insurance type, as described below.


Generally, Medicare doesn’t cover or pay for over-the counter products. The demonstration that has allowed us to offer coverage for COVID-19 over-the-counter tests at no cost ends on May 11, 2023.

However, if you are enrolled in Medicare Part B, you will continue to have coverage with no out-of-pocket costs for appropriate laboratory-based COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests, when a provider orders them (such as drive-through PCR and antigen testing or testing in a provider’s office).

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you may have more access to tests depending on your benefits. Check with your plan.

Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program

If you have coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, you will have access to COVID-19 over-the-counter and laboratory testing through September 30, 2024. After that date, coverage of testing may vary by state.

Private Insurance

If you have private insurance, coverage will vary depending on your health plan. However, private plans won’t be required by federal law to cover over-the counter and laboratory-based COVID-19 tests after May 11, 2023.

If your insurance chooses to cover COVID-19 testing, they may require cost sharing, prior authorization, or other forms of medical management.

Before you throw out “Expired” tests, remember that expiration dates on some tests have been
For more information, please visit: At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests | FDA.

FREE test kits are also still available through some towns and local organizations.

The following local organizations still have some free COVID-19 home test kits for residents.

BrewsterBrewster Town Hall
2198 Main Street 
Brewster MA 02631 
M-Th | 8:30AM – 4PM
Appointment Only
Phone: (508) 896-3701
Ext: 1120
Chatham Town Hall
Upper Floor
261 George Ryder Road
Chatham, MA 02633
M-Th | 7AM – 4PM
F | 8AM – 12PM
Phone: (508) 945-5165
EasthamEastham Health Department
2500 State Highway
Eastham, MA 02642
M-Th | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
F | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Phone: (508) 240-5900 Ext: 3230
Orleans Town Hall
2nd Floor 
19 School Street 
Orleans MA 02653
M-F | 8:30AM – 4:30PM Phone: (508) 240-3700
Ext: 2450
Provincetown Provincetown Health Department
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
M-Th | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
F | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Phone: (508) 487-7020
SandwichSandwich Health Department
100 Route 6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
M-F | 8:00 AM – 4:30PM  Phone: (508) 888-4200  
TruroTruro Health Department
24 Town Hall Road
Truro, MA 02666
T-F | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMPhone: (508) 214-0920
WellfleetWellfleet Health Department
220 West Main Street
Wellfleet, MA 02667
M-F | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Daily 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Phone: (508) 349-0308
*Orleans has tests available for any Cape Cod Resident.