Get At-Home COVID-19 Tests At No Cost To You

Published On: January 28, 2022

Effective May 12, 2023: Due to the end of the Covid emergency period, the Fund will no longer provide coverage for over-the-counter Covid tests.  The Fund will still provide coverage for medically necessary tests ordered by a physician and administered at an in-network laboratory.

We are happy to share that Express Scripts now covers the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests retroactively beginning January 15.

You can now get reimbursed for up to eight FDA-authorized, rapid, at-home COVID tests per month. However, please note that this coverage will not apply to any at-home COVID test purchased before January 15, 2022.

Here’s how it works:

  • Call your local retail pharmacy to see if they have at-home COVID-19 tests available.
  • Take your Express Scripts ID card to a retail pharmacy in your network.
  • Bring the COVID-19 test to the pharmacy counter, not the regular checkout lane.
  • Check out at the pharmacy counter and show your ID card. Your at-home COVID-19 test should automatically ring up at no cost to you.
To find a retail pharmacy in your network, visit and click “Find a Pharmacy.” If you weren’t able to purchase your at-home COVID-19 test(s) at the pharmacy counter, or happened to be charged, you can fill out our reimbursement form or submit your receipt for reimbursement of up to $12 per test online at our COVID-19 resource center.
Please note that upon purchase, you may have to sign a waiver assuring that the tests are for personal or covered family member use and not for employment purposes or resale.   

The U.S. Postal Service has also begun taking orders for four free at-home COVID tests per household. To get more information and place an order, follow this link.