COVID-19 at-home test kits
iHealth COVID-19 at-home tests may be used for up to 15 months from their date of manufacture. Find your kit’s expiration date at iHealth. Test kits are currently available free of cost at pickup sites in the community. See the list below for participating partner organizations.
If you test positive, call your healthcare provider immediately to see if you are eligible for COVID-19 treatment. Follow their instructions and keep them informed of your symptoms. If you have questions, please contact the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050.
Boston Distribution HubsWhere to find test kits
Becoming a Boston Distribution Hub
The purpose of creating these distribution hubs is to broaden our distribution network and optimize our strategy for equitable distribution of COVID-19 At-home Test Kits in partnership with Service Providers, Businesses, and Community Partners.
Please note that these distribution hubs can only be based within the City of Boston
Interested parties will need to register via the form provided below and retrieve their supply of COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits from a warehouse in Boston or coordinate delivery with our office.
These kits are intended for distribution to all City of Boston residents.
To request test kits without becoming a distribution hub accessible to the public, see the next section on community distribution partnership
Thank you to all of our partners that have worked to get these test kits into the hands of residents who need them the most. You've helped us address place-based inequities in COVID-19 spread and testing access.
Community Distribution Partnership
COVID-19 at home test kits are available for Boston service providers and community partners for distribution to their clients. Service providers and partners who request kits must have a focus on communities and populations:
- experiencing higher rates of COVID-19, and
- barriers to testing. This includes the very real cost barriers to buying these kits.
These kits are intended for distribution to any residents to which you provide a service.
Although supplies are not limited at this time, we give priority to organizations that address race and place-based inequities in COVID-19 spread and testing access in a way that is culturally and linguistically competent. Our goal is to connect test kits to high-need communities and vulnerable populations.
Thank you to all of our partners that worked to get these test kits into the hands of residents who need them the most. You've helped us address place-based inequities in COVID-19 spread and testing access.