White House Launches Website for Americans to Request Free New Covid Home Test Kits

Free Covid test kits

The White House on Tuesday (Jan. 18) launched a website for U.S. citizens to order free COVID-19 home test kits, one day earlier than originally planned.

Americans can now go to COVIDTests.gov and request four home test kits per household, which will be shipped by the U.S. Postal Service.

White House spokeswoman Sachs told reporters that the site is in “beta testing” and is operating at “limited capacity” until its official launch Wednesday morning.

The initial launch of the site is part of the Biden administration’s efforts to address cargo availability and long lines at testing sites at a time when the Omicron variant is causing a record number of new coronavirus infections in the United States.

President Biden said last December that the federal government would purchase 500 million doses of home testing reagents for the online program. He announced last Thursday that he was increasing the order to 1 billion doses.

The reagents will generally be shipped within 7 to 12 days of the order. Shipping time within the continental United States is likely to be within one to three days.

The Biden administration also ordered private insurers to cover the cost of eight home tests per month starting Jan. 15, which will allow Americans to reimburse their insurers for the tests they buy from retailers.

Free New Crown Home Inspection Kit
On January 10, 2022, the U.S. federal government announced that starting January 15, health insurance companies will provide up to eight free in-home New Crown test kits per resident per month or provide corresponding reimbursement channels.

We contacted Blue Cross, Kaiser, Blue Shield, and other major health insurance companies to confirm their plans and have compiled the following list of resources and reimbursement options to obtain free New Coronation kits. (We will continue to update this article as new information becomes available)

We would also like to remind you that

  1. The new reimbursement rules are for testing expenses on or after the 15th, and you must keep the relevant receipts. The new reimbursement rules are for testing expenses on or after the 15th, and you must keep the receipts. For testing receipts before the 15th, it is recommended that you keep them for emergencies, but they are currently not covered by the new reimbursement rules.
  2. Now the supply of new crown test is tight, pay attention to beware of false advertising, confirm from the proper channels, and confirm the FDA certification status. 3.
  3. Purchase channels must comply with government regulations.

Federal Government Resources
Beginning January 19, the public can register for free shipping of the Rapid New Coronary Test at home by visiting the federal website at https://www.covidtests.gov.

Los Angeles County Government Resources
L.A. County offers both free in-home New Coronas test kits for residents and a pick-up testing program. According to current information, it takes about 4 days to get the results of the tests provided by L.A. County.

Method 1: Free Mail-In Kits

Under L.A. County’s at-home testing program, you can register online for a free at-home test kit that will be mailed to your home address if you have symptoms related to the new coronavirus or if you think you may have been exposed to the new coronavirus.

The test kit is provided by Fulgent Genetics, Inc. and is an FDA-approved test. The test is PCR-based for more accurate results.

For more information on the Home Testing Program, please visit

? Sign up for a free test kit link: https://picturegenetics.com/covid19?c=lacathome

Due to the surge in demand, sometimes there is a temporary halt to accepting new registrations on the same day, so we suggest that you pay more attention to the website updates if you encounter this situation.

Method 2: Self-pickup test kits

If you don’t want to wait for your home test kit to be sent to your home, you can also consider picking up your own kit. You can pick up your own kit if you don’t want to wait for your home kit to be sent to you.

The test kits are also provided by Fulgent Genetics, and the public can return their samples to the designated location after the test is completed and receive an email notification of the test results from Fulgent Genetics within 24 to 48 hours.

L.A. County also added that these kits are not intended for those who need to be tested to return to school or work, and that employers or schools should be proactive in providing testing services.

13 Testing Pickup Locations (https://covid19.lacounty.gov/la-county-pick-up-testing-kit-program/)

Health Insurance Company Resources
According to the latest confirmation from China Health Insurance, the following four major Chinese health insurance companies have a range of measures to provide their members with a quick home test kit or reimbursement options for new crowns. If you are currently insured by one of these four health insurance companies, please visit this page for reimbursement guidelines: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/OMruJNPbBV-Tfkut1bEAjA

Kaiser Permanente
Anthem Blue Cross (Group Health)
Anthem Blue Cross (individual health care)
Blue Shield California

USPS U.S. Postal Resources
For the latest information, USPS can mail 4 free New Crown Screenings for each address in the U.S. Free shipping until the end of January.