Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) for COVID-19

Masked person in car getting instructions from another person with PPE on outside of the car at a COVID-19 testing site.

The CDC Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program has been providing no-cost COVID-19 testing for uninsured people that are symptomatic or exposed.

CDC has modified existing ICATT testing contracts with CVS Health, Walgreens, and eTrueNorth to include no-cost COVID-19 vaccines for uninsured and underinsured adults. The CDC Bridge Access Program is providing updated COVID-19 vaccines to adults without health insurance and adults with insurance plans that do not cover all COVID-19 vaccine costs at in-network providers. No-cost COVID-19 vaccines through this program will end in August 2024. Many of the more than 22,000 sites that are offering no-cost vaccines are also offering no-cost COVID-19 testing services and will continue to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing services to people without health insurance until December 31, 2024. Program extensions beyond this date will be announced on the ICATT website.

The ICATT program provides access to no-cost COVID-19 testing in U.S. communities to people that are uninsured and no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to people that are underinsured and uninsured. The program also supports surge testing in state and local jurisdictions. These surge sites provide expanded community testing in response to a sudden increase in COVID-19 transmission.

In addition, people who are uninsured, rely on Medicare, Medicaid, or VA insurance, or receive care from Indian Health Services can receive free access to COVID-19 and flu testing, telehealth, and treatment through the Home Test to Treat program.

You can also visit your statetriballocal, or territorial health department website to look for the latest local information on testing and vaccines.

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