Updated Jan. 27, 2023
At-home testing may be an ideal testing option for some people under certain circumstances. See the Testing FAQ for more information about at-home tests and to find out whether they may be a good option for you.
Reporting Your Results
You may be wondering what to do if you receive a positive test result using an at-home test kit. Reporting to public health is the best thing you can do to help your community and make sure you know what to do next.
Reporting your positive test result is simple: Washingtonians can report their positive at-home test results through the Say Yes! COVID Test Digital Assistant, regardless of how the test kit was received or purchased.
Washington residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in need of assistance with isolation, such as food, personal care kits, or other needs, can still contact the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 Hotline at 1.800.525.0127 to report positive test result and ask to speak with Care Connect, or reach out to a Care Connect hub. Those not in need of additional assistance should proceed with reporting positive cases via the Say Yes! COVID Test digital assistant.
For more information about self testing, see this guide.
COVID-19 tests do have an expiration date on the package, but you don’t necessarily need to throw them away at that date. The Washington DOH has released official approval to use expired tests and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also issued new expiration dates for COVID-19 testing products.
- Washington State Department of Health Expired COVID-19 Tests
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration Authorized At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests (and expiration dates)
Free At-Home Tests
Rapid Antigen Tests
U.S. Federal Government’s Free A-Home Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests
Households can order up to four rapid antigen tests through the federal government’s COVID-19 testing program. These tests are free and can be used by anyone. Rapid antigen tests can be self-administered at home with results in as little as fifteen minutes.
How to Order
- Online at covidtests.gov
- Or call 1.800.232.0233 (TTY 1.888.720.7489).
A Disability Information and Access Line is available to help those with disabilities order tests at 1.888.677.1199.
Washington State Department of Health Free At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Say Yes! COVID Test program allows people to order COVID-19 tests for direct shipment to their household. Washington state residents can visit sayyescovidhometest.org to order rapid-antigen COVID-19 tests online and will receive those tests delivered at no cost. Households may order tests twice per month, as supplies allow. As shortages may occur, if you are not immediately able to order, continue to check back at sayyescovidhometest.org to order as stocks are replenished.
Tests can be ordered here:
• sayyescovidhometest.org (English)
• sayyescovidhometest.org/casa.html (Spanish)
For more information about your order email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your order ID and shipping address.
To report positive test results, call the DOH COVID Hotline at 800.525.0127 (then press #). Language assistance is available.
At Home Testing Products (for Purchase)*
See the list below for current at-home testing options for purchase.*
Azova At-Home Collection Kit
At-home collection kit. Saliva specimen must be shipped back to Azova for analysis. Learn more
BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test Kit
At-home, over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen self-test kit. See results after 15 minutes. Learn more
Ellume COVID-19 Home Test
This is an at-home testing solution for over-the-counter use. Provides results within 15 minutes. Learn more
Everlywell COVID-19 Home Test Kit
This is an at-home collection kit. Nasal swab samples must be shipped back to Everlywell for analysis. Learn more
DxTerity At-Home Collection Kit
At-home collection kit. Saliva specimen must be shipped back to DxTerity for analysis. Learn more
LabCorp Pixel COVID-19 Test At-Home Collection Kit
This is an at-home collection kit. Nasal swab samples must be shipped back to LabCorp for analysis. Learn more
LetsGetChecked At-Home Collection Kit
At-home collection kit. Nasal swab must be shipped back to LetsGetChecked for analysis. Learn more
QuestDiagnostics At-Home Test Kit
At-home collection kit. Nasal swab must be shipped back QuestDiagnostics for analysis. Learn more
QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Antigen Test Kit
At-home, over-the-counter COVID-19 antigen self-test kit. Result in 10 minutes. Learn more
*This list is not an endorsement by Spokane Regional Health District and is for informational purposes only. There may be additional testing products not listed here.