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Free COVID-19 tests available for NC residents in select ZIP codes. How to get them.

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BinaxNOW is one of the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available at pharmacies. The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, is prepared to distribute five COVID-19 tests by mail to households who request them. In Guilford County, families living in about a dozen ZIP codes qualify for these free tests, according to

As COVID-19 rates continue to rise across the state, a new round of free, at-home tests have just become available for select North Carolinians.

The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, is prepared to distribute five COVID-19 tests by mail to households who request them.

Through a combination of ZIP code analysis for uninsured rates, median income and distance from out-of-home testing options, NCDHHS has limited the scope of these tests to areas of the greatest potential need.

NCDHHS notes that 80 North Carolina counties are fully covered by the program with 13 more partially covered.

According to, Guilford County residents in the following ZIP codes are eligible to receive these tests: 27260, 27262, 27263, 27265, 27357, 27401, 27403, 27405, 27406, 27407 and 27409.

For those ineligible, the third round of tests from the federal government are still available by mail to those who request them at Each order contains eight rapid tests.

In Greensboro, free at-home antigen tests can be picked up at:

• Four libraries: Glenwood Library, 1901 W. Florida St.; Central Library, 219 N. Church St.; McGirt Horton Library, 2501 Phillips Ave.; and Vance Chavis Library, 900 S. Benbow Road. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2-6 p.m. Sundays.

• Greensboro Health Department, 1100 E. Wendover Ave. Hours: 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays.

• YMCA - Hayes Taylor Memorial, 2630 E. Florida St. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

• YMCA - Kathleen Price Bryan Family, 501 W. Market St. 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Triad Health Project, 801 Summit Ave. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays.

In High Point, tests can be picked up at:

• Kaitlyn’s House, 410 Gatewood Ave. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

• Triad Health Project, 501 W. Westwood Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays.

In addition to at-home kits, a number of free testing sites can be found across the Triad. Find Guilford County locations at under the "COVID-19 Updates" tab.


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