No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Locator
Following the expiration of the Public Health Emergency an estimated 10,000 ICATT sites continues to support testing and disease surveillance needs at non-emergency levels. The ICATT program will continue to provide no-cost COVID-19 testing for uninsured people that are symptomatic or exposed. A list of ICATT sites can be found on the CDC COVID-19 Testing Locator website.
The COVID-19 testing locator helps you find no-cost COVID-19 testing locations and contact information for the providers. Because every provider handles appointments differently, schedule your appointment directly with the provider you choose.
Search for a location that offers no-cost COVID-19 testing at testinglocator.cdc.gov.
Frequently Asked Questions
CDC is maintaining ICATT capabilities through a warm base (WB) strategy for testing post public health emergency (PHE). The term “warm base” refers to supporting a smaller testing network to maintain core capabilities while maintaining the structural capacity needed to rapidly expand in the event of a public health emergency. The WB strategy includes the continuation of contractual agreements with four vendors to provide testing for uninsured people that are symptomatic or exposed.
CDC continues to focus on health equity and ensuring access to lifesaving COVID-19 tools. Ensuring access to testing is part of the Administration’s strategy: FACT SHEET: Actions Taken by the Biden-Harris Administration to Ensure Continued COVID-19 Protections and Surge Preparedness After Public Health Emergency Transition | The White House
Providing COVID-19 testing ensures that the nation continues to effectively manage COVID-19, minimize its disruptions, and stay prepared for whatever may come.
The CDC COVID-19 Testing Locator website connects people who have trouble finding no-cost testing services to ICATT locations.
The program provides access in all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. To find no-cost COVID-19 testing sites, go to testinglocator.cdc.gov. On the testing locator website, search for a testing location using a ZIP code or street address.
Every testing location handles appointment scheduling differently. Schedule your appointment directly with the site you choose by following links provided in your search result. Search for a location that offers no-cost COVID-19 testing at testinglocator.cdc.gov.
If you have health insurance, you might be asked to show ID or proof of health insurance coverage. If you do not have health insurance, you can still receive a no-cost test.
All tests offered at ICATT locations can tell you if you are currently infected with any variant of COVID-19.
You should get your results usually within 24–48 hours after you get tested. The time it takes to get a result notification depends on the location you visit.
ICATT selects testing sites based on the Rural-Urban Commuting Areas and Social Vulnerability Index (SVI). The ICATT program supports sites in all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. Testing locations may shift to focus on areas with higher social vulnerability. To find an ICATT testing location, visit testinglocator.cdc.gov.
Through the Test to Treat initiative, individuals can be tested for COVID-19, see a health care provider (either on site or through telehealth), receive a prescription for an oral antiviral treatment (if they are eligible), and have the prescription filled—all in one location. Certain ICATT locations are part of the Test-to-Treat initiative. Visit the Test to Treat website to find a location for treatment.
The CDC COVID-19 testing locator website helps you find a testing site near you. Go to the COVID-19 testing locator to search for where to get a COVID-19 test using a ZIP code or street address. This will then prompt you to the nearest location to make an appointment for a test.