At-home rapid (antigen) tests can be taken at home or anywhere. They're easy to use and they produce quick results. You can use these tests regardless of vaccination status, whether or not you have symptoms, or if you have had a known or unknown exposure. See a list of FDA-authorized at-home tests here.
Where can I get at-home tests?
The UHS Pharmacy carries the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test which is over-the-counter (no prescription necessary). Insurance may cover the cost. If paying out-of-pocket, the cost to U-M students is $23.99 for a 2-test kit. It uses an easy nasal swab and you have results in 15 minutes. How to use the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test (step by step).
Free antigen tests are also available through the following places:
- U-M Community Sampling and Tracking Program (CSTP) – pick up at select CSTP sites on campus, while supplies last.
- Project ACT – delivered to your house, based on zip code eligibility, for a limited time.
- Public Libraries – pick up from participating libraries throughout Michigan, including Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Households are eligible to receive up to 5 free at-home test kits, while supplies last.