Free COVID-19 tests available from MDHHS – The Oakland Press

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is announcing the availability of an additional 289,000 COVID-19 tests.

The home tests are available through an expanded partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation.

The expansion will provide free COVID-19 tests to 58,000 households located anywhere in the state. Households will receive one kit containing five tests.

“Testing remains a critical tool in managing the spread of COVID-19 and reduces the risk of spreading the virus to our loved ones and neighbors,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, MDHHS chief medical executive.  “We encourage residents to take advantage of these free tests as we head into the fall season when respiratory diseases, like COVID-19, spread most easily.”

MDHHS encourages Michigan families to have a COVID plan. This includes keeping a supply of over-the-counter tests and well-fitting masks at home; staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters; and speaking to their health care provider about their eligibility for therapeutics that reduce the risk of severe COVID-19 disease.

All households in the state of Michigan can order their free COVID-19 tests through Expect to receive your kit within about a week.

Those without internet access can contact 211 for assistance ordering tests.

MDHHS partners with libraries statewide to provide free at-home COVID-19 tests. Go to for a list of participating libraries.

Private health insurers are required to cover up to eight at-home tests per month for each person covered by a health plan. Check with your insurer for the most up-to-date information for your specific plan.

For more information, visit