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No-cost COVID-19 tests for uninsured individuals

You may qualify for $0 out-of-pocket testing

Patients without insurance who are symptomatic or exposed are eligible for $0 out-of-pocket COVID-19 testing at select Quest locations, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

If you are uninsured: See if you qualify for $0 out-of-pocket testing options at select Quest Diagnostics locations.

  • Same-day appointments often available
  • For ages 2+, regardless of symptoms
  • Our test can detect COVID-19 regardless of variant
  • Those experiencing symptoms may request a COVID-19 test

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Update for those with insurance

If you are insured (including Medicaid and Medicare): You no longer qualify for government-sponsored COVID-19 testing. Testing coverage will be governed by your health insurer. If you want to be tested for COVID-19, please contact your physician for options. If your physician has already created a COVID-19 test order with Quest, schedule your appointment.

If you wish to purchase a test, tests are also available for purchase at questhealth.com.

If you live in Arizona (AZ), visit www.SonoraQuest.com/covid-testing.
 


Convenient COVID-19 testing: how it works

Welcome to RECOVER Studies for COVID-19 research

RECOVER is a research project that aims to learn about the long-term health effects of COVID-19. To understand COVID, we need to include many people in RECOVER studies. You can participate whether you have COVID now, had COVID before, or never had COVID. We need to learn how COVID affects all people, and that means adults, including pregnant people, and children from every walk of life and across the country. Together, we can make progress towards recovery.

Find a study near you

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 testing for uninsured individuals

Testing sites available to you may vary based on your location and whether you require a supervised collection. Locations may also vary depending on screening answers (symptomatic, exposed, high-risk, or pregnant).

Quest does not currently offer the $0 out-of-pocket COVID-19 testing program for uninsured patients in the following states: HI, ND, SD, and WY.

If you live in Arizona, visit www.SonoraQuest.com/covid-testing.

Patients without insurance who are symptomatic or exposed are eligible for $0 out-of-pocket COVID-19 testing at select Quest Diagnostics locations, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Individuals also have the right to have testing without submitting to insurance for reimbursement. Individuals who want to pay for the testing and do not plan to seek reimbursement can purchase a COVID-19 Active Infection Test from QuestHealth.com.

No, you do not need a doctor's referral or appointment to be eligible for sponsored testing. You can check your eligibility, book an appointment, and proceed with the sample collection at your own discretion. If you receive a positive test result (or an inconclusive or invalid result), you will be contacted by PWN to review your results. We encourage you to discuss your test results with your doctor.

This program includes both molecular (eg, PCR) and rapid antigen COVID-19 tests, as well as a COVID-19 and flu molecular (eg, PCR) test.

Rapid antigen tests are only available at limited locations.

The COVID-19 and flu test is only available if you are experiencing COVID-19 and/or flu symptoms.

Learn more about each type of COVID-19 test

This program is available to eligible individuals ages 2 and older. Patients between the ages of 2 and 17 must be accompanied to their appointment by a parent or legal guardian. This may vary based on the age of majority in your state.

If you are uninsured, there are many ways to get tested:

To speak with customer service, call 1.866.697.8378 (toll-free).

The Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) is a goverment-sponsored program established to offer COVID-19 testing for US communities that are at greater risk of being affected by the pandemic. As the pandemic is no longer designated a public health emergency, the qualifications for this program have been narrowed to those who are uninsured. This allows the ICATT program to continue serving the community and effectively manage the spread of COVID-19.

Still have questions about COVID-19 and testing?

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COVID-19 testing statements

  • The Quest Diagnostics molecular test and other authorized molecular tests (together the “molecular tests”) have not been FDA cleared or approved;
  • The molecular tests have been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories;
  • The molecular tests have been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARSCoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens; and,
  • The molecular tests are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

 

About the FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Status

This test has been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). This means that while Quest Diagnostics has validated the test and has the data to believe the test and the collection kit are accurate, this test has not been FDA cleared or approved; this test has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories; this test has been authorized only for the detection of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens; and, this test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(B)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360BBB-3(B)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner. Additional studies need to be conducted for this test and others like it to be FDA cleared or approved.

 

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If you are uninsured, see if you qualify for $0 out-of-pocket testing options at select Quest locations.

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