Get free at-home COVID-19 tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order at-⁠home tests at https://www.covidtests.gov

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Can students order these free COVID test kits using a residence hall or apartment address?

Yes!  Housing students can order these free at-home tests through the United States Postal Service at https://www.covidtests.gov. Based on the guidance for households, it is likely that for students living on campus, only one student per room/suite will be able to request the at-home tests and they should share with their roommate/suitemates.

Here's what you need to know about your order:

USPS recommends students treat this as if they are requesting regular mail to the residence halls or congregate living. Students should be specific on the room or apartment they live in and use the ZIP plus four number. Find your ZIP plus four at https://tools.usps.com/zip-code-lookup.htm?byaddress. This will provide the full mailing address for the recipient. 

Need help placing an order?

The USPS is seeing that some addresses are not registered as multi-unit buildings, which may lead to some COVID test kit ordering difficulties for students.  If you need help placing an order, file a service request at https://emailus.usps.com/s/the-postal-store-inquiry or contact the USPS HELP desk at 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777). 

Have more questions on home testing kits? Find answers here.

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Over-the-counter tests covered by insurance

UW-Stevens Point employees may receive over-the-counter COVID diagnostic test kits at no cost through their insurance provider. Only test kits approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be covered. 

Go to Over-the-Counter COVID Test Coverage Test Information for additional details and resources.

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Report positive at-home test result to county health

Students and employees living in Portage County may report their positive COVID-19 at-home test results to Portage County directly.

Use the Portage County Health and Human Services form to self-report.