CVS Now Offering 3 At-Home COVID-19 Tests — Here's What You Need Know


WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Three over-the-counter COVID-19 tests are now available at select CVS pharmacies.

CVS Pharmacy said all of the three at-homes have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA.

"Access to testing continues to be an important part of the nation's pandemic response. Making OTC COVID-19 tests available to our customers helps remove barriers by providing convenient options for testing," George Coleman, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchant for CVS Pharmacy, said.

Here are the tests that are available:

  • Ellume COVID-19 Home Test Kit — A rapid test that delivers results in 15 minutes through a free app. It’s $38.99
  • Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test — A rapid test that delivers results in 15 minutes. It contains two tests that need to be administered twice over three days with at least 36 hours between tests. It’s $23.99
  • Pixel by Labcorp Home Collection Kit — A PCR test that gives results within 1-2 days.

CVS Pharmacy said the tests do not need a prescription, and can be used by people with and without COVID-19 symptoms.

This comes as coronavirus vaccine eligibility opens to all Massachusetts residents 16 and older.

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