About the ICATT Program

The ICATT program provides fair and just access to COVID-19 testing by focusing on communities at a greater risk of being impacted by the pandemic, people without health insurance, and surge testing in state and local jurisdictions.

The ICATT program prioritizes testing resources for people who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. The tests are billed to third-party payers, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurers.

Types of Tests Offered under the ICATT Program

COVID-19 tests offered vary by location and vendor but include laboratory-based nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs), including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, and rapid antigen point-of-care (POC) testing. Both types of tests can tell you if you have COVID-19. You will usually receive a result within 24 to 48 hours after you get tested.

Where Testing is Offered

The ICATT program will increase community access to testing by selecting testing sites based on the Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCA) and CDC/ATSDR Social Vulnerability Index (SVI). ICATT program testing locations may shift to focus on areas with higher social vulnerability. Visit the websites below to find no-cost ICATT testing at select locations:

  • Color Health provides laboratory based NAAT testing at independent pharmacies, community sites, and libraries.
  • CVS  provides laboratory based NAAT and rapid POC testing at both community testing sites and CVS pharmacies.
  • eTrueNorth provides testing at independent pharmacies and retail locations including Health Mart and Topco.
  • Quest Diagnostics provides testing at Quest Diagnostics locations.
  • Walgreens provides laboratory based NAAT and rapid POC testing at Walgreens pharmacies.
  • Longview International Technology Solutions provides testing at vending kiosks and community sites.

What Happens During a Surge of COVID-19

The ICATT program works with public health and private sector partners providing no-cost and short-term COVID-19 surge testing sites to highly affected communities. ICATT partners can rapidly set up COVID-19 surge testing sites.

How the Partnership Works

The ICATT program works with pharmacies and other testing facilities nationwide offering no-cost COVID-19 testing. ICATT selects pharmacy testing sites, monitors pharmacy testing, and works with states to improve testing activities.

ICATT pharmacy sites will:

  • schedule appointments
  • register patients for testing
  • collect patient samples
  • process tests
  • report results to individuals and public health entities

ICATT locations offer testing at a variety of pharmacies, commercial laboratory sites, community sites, and retail locations. The ICATT mission focuses on providing testing to communities that have limited access to COVID-19 testing. However, all testing sites are open to the public.