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COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Over-The-Counter Test Kits Information

In conjunction with vaccination and other measures, self-testing can help reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19

  • Over-the-counter tests do not require a provider and can be administered at-home, with or without symptoms

Pennsylvanians can obtain over-the-counter rapid tests via publicly accessible channels:

  • Via mail by ordering at covidtests.gov or 1-800-232-0233 / TTY: 1-888-720-7489 – residents who ordered tests in February are now eligible for an additional 4 tests per household
  • At a community health center or rural health clinic: residents can learn more and find locations here
  • From a retail store or pharmacy where many over-the-counter tests are free or reimbursable under insurance
  • Via programs set up by a local county or municipal health department: residents should check what testing resources their local health departments may provide

In addition, specific populations can also access tests via DOH's other programs or connections with federal programs:

  • K-12 schools: DOH has partnered with Ginkgo to offer staffing and supplies for free PCR and rapid antigen testing, in addition to tests provided by the federal government
  • Long-term care facilities: In addition to supplies offered by the federal government, DOH is continuing distributions of rapid antigen test kits to facilities with CLIA certificates and need
  • Community-based PCR testing: DOH has partnered with AMI to offer free PCR tests at rotating community-based sites

In parallel, DOH is providing a limited number of at-home tests for distribution to the public via state health centers and other community partners:

  • These resources are intended for Pennsylvania's high-need populations with otherwise limited access to testing – residents who can access publicly available resources should seek those to the extent that they are able to
  • Please contact your local state health center for up to date test kit pick up times
  • Test distributions will be limited per-person; pick-up locations and times can be found below

Test information:

  • Tests have received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA
  • Tests are approved for at-home use and do not require a medical provider to oversee use
  • Tests are approved for individuals two and older; tests can be self-collected by an individual aged 14 years and older, children aged 2-13 years should be tested by an adult
  • Tests provide results in about 15 minutes

Pickup information:

  • Test kits are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis at the pickup sites & times below. No appointment is necessary
  • Tests are free to all individuals
  • Individuals are not required to show symptoms of COVID-19 in order to pick up a test kit
  • Individuals are limited to picking up a maximum of 4 tests to ensure equitable distribution across the Commonwealth

Organization/entity nameStreetCityZip codeCountyDistribution times
Chippewa Branch Library2811 Darlington Rd. Beaver Falls15010BeaverMonday 11:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 1:00-8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
BCHS - Pennsylvania Department of Health - Bradford County State Health Center142 Colonial DriveTowanda18848BradfordMonday - Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Butler County SHC100 Brugh Ave Ste 201.Butler16001ButlerMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
PA DOH Carbon County State Health Center101 Lehigh Drive Suite BLehighton18235CarbonMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
PA DOH-NED- Carbon County Clinic 101B Lehigh DriveLehighton18235Carbon2nd Tuesday of the Month 1:30-3:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Health - Centre County State Health Center246 West Hamilton AvenueState College, PA16801CentreMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
PA DOH Clarion County State Health Center162 S. 2nd Ave, Applewood Center Suite DClarion16214ClarionMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
PA DOH BCHS NWD1125 Linden Street Suite 1Clearfield16830ClearfieldMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
Crawford County State Health Center847 N Main St Meadville16335CrawfordMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
Department of Health/Cumberland County State Health Center431 E. North St.Carlisle17013CumberlandThursday - Friday 9:00am-3:00pm 
Cumberland County SHC431 E North StreetCarlisle17013CumberlandMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
Dauphin County SHC30 Kline PlazaHarrisburg17104DauphinMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
Latino Hispanic American Community Center1301 Derry StHarrisburg17104DauphinMonday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Elk County State Health Center778 Washington St.St. Marys, PA15857ElkMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
Martin Luther King Center312 Chestnut StreetErie16503ElkMonday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Bayfront East Side Taskforce420 Parade StreetErie16507ErieMonday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Booker T. Washington Center1720 Holland StreetErie16503ErieMonday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Quality of Life Learning Center2046 East 19 StreetErie16510ErieMonday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
PA Department of Health305 South Elm StTionesta16353ForestMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
Fulton County State Health Center182 Buchanan Trail Suite 160McConnellsburg17233FultonMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
Jefferson County SHC200 Prushnok Drive , Suite 202 A Punxsutawney15767JeffersonMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm; closed 12:00-12:30pm for lunch
Valley Community Library739 River StreetPeckville18452LackawannaMonday - Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
PA DOH NED- Lackawanna SHC100 Lackawanna Avenue, Room 110Scranton18503Lackawanna3rd Tuesday of each month 9:30-11:30am
Lancaster Public Library125 N. Duke StreetLancaster17602LancasterMonday - Friday 9:00am-7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm
PA Department of Health Lawrence County State Health Center106 Margaret StreetNew Castle16101LawrenceMonday - Friday 9:30am-1:30pm
Lebanon County SHC9 N 9th StreetLebanon17046LebanonMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
PA DOH NED - Lehigh County 3730 Lehigh Street, Suite 206Whitehall18052Lehigh2nd  Tuesday each month 9:30-11:30am
Allentown Public 1210 Hamilton StreetAllentown18104LehighMonday - Tuesday 9:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
PA DOH NED- Luzerne SHC 142 Mundy StreetWilkes-Barre18702Luzerne3rd Wednesday each month 9:30-11:30am
PA Department of Health, Lycoming County State Health Center1000 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 109Williamsport17701LycomingMonday - Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
McKean County SHC84-90 Boylston St.Bradford16701McKeanMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
Mercer County State Health Center25 McQuiston DriveJackson Center16133MercerMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
PA DOH NED-Monroe SHC1972 W. Main Street, Suite 102Stroudsburg18360Monroe3rd Thursday of each month 1:30-3:30pm
North Wales Area Library233 South Swartley St.North Wales19454MontgomeryMonday - Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm
Friday 11:00am-4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Bethlehem Baptist Church712 Penllyn PikeSpring House19477MontgomeryMonday - Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 295 East Center StreetNazareth 18064NorthamptonMonday 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
Newport Public Library316 N 4th StNewport17074PerryMonday 12:00-6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday 3:00-8:00pm
Thursday 12:00-6:00pm
Friday 3:00-8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
PA DOH NED - Pike County SHC 10 Buist Road, Suite 401 Milford18337Pike1st Tuesday Each Month 9:30-11:30am
Snyder County Libraries 1 North High StSelinsgrove 17870SnyderMonday - Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm
Friday - Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
PA DOH NED- Susquehanna County SHC 157 Spruce Street, Suite 2 Montrose18801Susquehanna1st Wednesday each month 9:30-11:30am
Tioga County State Health Center44 Plaza LaneWellsboro16901TiogaMonday - Friday 9:00am-3:00pm 
Venango County State Health Center3298 State Route 257Seneca 16346VenangoMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm 
Warren County State Health Center2027 Pennsylvania Avenue EastWarren16365WarrenMonday - Friday 8:00am-3:30pm 
PA DOH NED- Wayne County SHC615 Erie Heights Honesdale18431Wayne1st Tuesday each month 1:30-2:30pm
PA DOH NED- Wyoming County SHC 5632 State Route 6 Tunkhannock 18657Wyoming2nd Wednesday of each month 1:30-3:30pm
York State Health Center1750 North George St.York17404YorkMonday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm