If you live in Missouri and can’t find an appointment for a COVID-19 test, the state is offering free, at-home PCR COVID-19 tests that can be shipped directly to you. The at-home tests can detect the omicron variant.
Here’s how to order yours:
Missouri residents can order tests here: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/community-test.php#self-collection. If the site tries to charge you, use MOPROMO for it to be free.
After self-collection by easy-to-follow instructions with a nasal swab, the kit is returned to a laboratory free of charge via FedEx. You must provide an email address in order to receive the test result. Once ordered, the kit arrives in 2 days.
The kit is good for 6 months. Once the sample has been collected, it must be packaged in the prepaid FedEx shipping envelope (according to directions) and returned to a FedEx collection site within 24 hours.
You can only request one testing kit at a time and can only receive another one after submitting your first test to a state lab.