COVID-19 testing is available throughout North Carolina including at many area clinics and pharmacies. Testing sites can be found on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services website.
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
- Limit of one order per residential address
- One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
You also can request a free at-home test kit from LabCorp. Read the instructions on how to request a kit.
If You Test Positive
If you test positive for COVID-19 and are feeling sick, you can call your doctor’s office. They can help you decide what to do. Be sure to call your doctor before visiting the office or an urgent care location. If you need a doctor, find one near you.
Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will be able to recover at home, and some of the same things you do to feel better if you have the flu also help with COVID-19. These include such things as getting enough rest, staying well hydrated, and taking over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil to relieve fever and aches and pains. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has guidance for at-home treatment of COVID-19.
If you tested positive and do not have symptoms, follow CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation.