Testing Guidance

Information and resources regarding testing for COVID-19 in New Hampshire.

COVID-19 tests are available at hundreds
of locations across New Hampshire,
with walk-in sites now open!

community testing locations

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How can I access COVID-19 Testing?

Many health insurance plans cover COVID-19 tests without a copay, coinsurance, or deductible for persons with symptoms of COVID-19. Locations throughout the state offer COVID-19 tests, including hospitals, pharmacies, primary care offices, urgent care centers. Tests for active COVID-19 disease are available in locations across New Hampshire and include both the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and the rapid antigen test.

Starting January 15, most people with a health plan can go online, or to a pharmacy or store to purchase an at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized by the FDA at no cost, either through reimbursement or free of charge through their insurance. Learn more at How to get your At-Home Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Test for Free | CMS.

Over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are also available for purchase at many pharmacies and the New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets.

What do I do if I don’t have insurance or my insurance does not cover the cost of COVID-19 testing?

Persons who do not have insurance or have a health insurance plan that does not fully cover the cost of COVID-19 testing, vaccine administration, and treatment may also have these services paid for by the New Hampshire Medicaid COVID-19 Group.

  • To apply online for the Medicaid COVID-19 group, please visit the Apply for Medicaid COVID-19 Benefit page on NH EASY.
  • Additional information about other DHHS programs and benefits, including different Medicaid plans that cover more than COVID-19 services, can be found on the NH EASY website.