No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Locator
After the Public Health Emergency expires on May 11, 2023: The CDC ICATT program will likely continue with a smaller site network that supports testing and disease surveillance needs at non-emergency levels. ICATT will continue to provide no-cost COVID-19 testing for people without health insurance with symptoms related to COVID-19 or who were exposed to someone with COVID-19. 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 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 vendors to provide testing to people without health insurance.
After May 2023, ICATT will continue to work with 4 vendors to support medically necessary testing for people without health insurance through the ICATT program; however, people may have less access to testing if there are fewer testing sites.
ICATT will continue to provide no-cost testing to people without health insurance with symptoms related to COVID-19 or who were exposed to someone with COVID-19. A list of ICATT sites can be found on the CDC COVID-19 Testing Locator website.
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.
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 and people without health insurance. However, all testing sites are open to the public.
COVID-19 testing is available at no-cost at ICATT sites for people without insurance with symptoms related to COVID-19 or who were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Some ICATT testing locations may have fees for people with health insurance. People without health insurance do not have to pay for COVID-19 testing at ICATT locations.
Every testing location handles appointment scheduling differently. Schedule your appointment directly with the site you choose by following links provided in your search result.
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.
ICATT locations offer laboratory-based nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) and rapid antigen point-of-care (POC) tests.
All tests offered at ICATT locations can tell you if you are currently infected with any variant of COVID-19.
You will 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.
The CDC openly competed new ICATT contracts in March of 2022 (SAM.gov) and is not actively seeking additional testing partners. These contracts have option periods that extend through May of 2025.