Washington State Ending Free At-Home COVID-19 Testing Program
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington State is ending its free at-home COVID-19 testing program May 11th.
Since its launch in January 2022, Say Yes! COVID Test processed more than 3 million orders and delivered more than 15 million tests to nearly a million homes across the state.
“Thanks to the incredible partnership between the DOH Say Yes! COVID Test team and our partners, as well as close collaborations with the public health and healthcare systems, communities, and individual Washingtonians, our state has achieved one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the country,” said Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett, MD, MPH. “DOH will continue to support Washingtonians to keep their communities healthy and protect the elderly and those with chronic conditions who are most vulnerable to the severe impacts of COVID-19.”
Federally supplied free at-home tests remain available to order for all while supplies last.
Insurers are still required to cover the cost of eight at home tests per covered member per month until the end of the federal public health emergency on May 11.