Wisconsin families are eligible for a free package of COVID-19 self-tests

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is launching an online program for Wisconsin citizens to get free COVID-19 tests at home delivered directly to them.

Starting this week, Wisconsin residents can go to say yes! COVID testing website (link is external) Place an order for a package of five rapid COVID-19 antigen tests at no cost. The initial supplies will allow each family to order one package that arrives in one to two weeks.

“It is critical that Wisconsin residents have access to COVID-19 testing when they need it, and this program delivers testing directly to their door,” said Karen Timberlake, designated secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. “We encourage all families in Wisconsin to self-test for COVID-19 to protect themselves and those around them.”

Taking a COVID-19 self-test provides results within minutes. This allows people to make decisions that keep those around them safe. Plus say yes! COVID Testing Program Wisconsin can access COVID-19 testing by:

  • Purchase self-tests from pharmacies, retail outlets, or online. Self-tests are widely available at pharmacies and other retail stores throughout the state.
  • Use health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare plans to cover the cost of self-exams. Private insurance companies and some Medicare plans continue to cover the cost of eight rapid COVID-19 tests per member each month. BadgerCare Plus members and most Wisconsin Medicaid programs can receive COVID-19 tests from Medicaid-registered pharmacies. using their ForwardHealth ID card. People are encouraged to contact their health insurance program for more information.
  • Free visit community test site. There are currently more than 500 community testing sites across the state.
  • Contact your health care provider. for you Local or tribal health departmentOr your primary health care provider or community health center can help find a test near you.

In addition, DHS recently launched programs to provide local and tribal health departments, K-12 schools, and shelters with access to self-tests to distribute to the residents they serve. Through these programs, nearly 464,000 self-tests have been made available to community and public organizations since May. Test sets continue to be requested and distributed to these entities for distribution.

“Continuing to support equitable access to COVID-19 testing remains a top priority,” said DHS Deputy Secretary Deb Standridge. “Rapid results from self-test allow people to test for COVID-19 at home and make decisions that will help keep them and those around them safe.”

To get reliable results and help stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to know when to get tested. anyone suffers Symptoms of Covid-19 diseaseA test must be done immediately. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should get a COVID-19 test five days after taking it open For a person with COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home, separate yourself from others, and inform you Close contacts who have been exposed. Call a doctor, community health center, or pharmacy to see if COVID-19 treatments It may be recommended to you.

say yes! The COVID testing program is funded in part by the US bailout and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds.

For free, confidential support for applying for your family’s test package or finding health care and community resources near you, call 211. For information, resources, and data related to COVID-19 in Wisconsin, visit COVID-19 webpage. You can also follow @DHSWI Facebook (link is external)And the Twitter (link is external)or dhs.wi Instagram (link is external) For more information about COVID-19.

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