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When To Take an At-Home COVID-19 Test

Curative Testing Site in Hayden

Hours are Monday thru Friday 11 am to 3 pm. Located in the back parking lot between the Community Library Network and Hayden Discount Cinema at 8385 N Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835. Testing is not inside the library.

Appointments are preferred to minimize wait times, and take precedence over walk-ins. However, on-site registration is accepted during open business hours. No provider referral is necessary. Bring ID and insurance card (if applicable) to the site. There is no out of pocket cost for the test and it is available for both insured and uninsured; insured must provide insurance information. Curative offers PCR testing and results typically are available in 24-48 hours.

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*PHD is not affiliated with Curative or any of their testing sites.

Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

Order Free At-Home Tests

Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?
Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

Test to Treat

The new nationwide Test to Treat initiative provides quick access to free treatment for COVID-19. Through this program, people can get tested and – if they are positive and treatments are appropriate for them – receive a prescription from a health care provider, and have their prescription filled all at one location.

These “One-Stop Test to Treat” sites are available at hundreds of locations nationwide, including pharmacy-based clinics, federally qualified health centers, and long-term care facilities.

People can continue to be tested and treated by their own health care providers who can appropriately prescribe these oral antivirals at locations where the medicines are distributed.

A call center 1-800-232-0233 is available every day from 8:00 am to midnight ET to get help in more than 150 other languages.

What is a Self-Test or At-Home Test?

Self-tests for COVID-19 give rapid results and can be taken anywhere, regardless of your vaccination status or whether or not you have symptoms.

  • They detect current infection and are sometimes also called “home tests,” “at-home tests,” or “over-the-counter (OTC) tests.”
  • They give your result in a few minutes and are different from laboratory-based tests that may take days to return your result.
  • Self-tests along with vaccination, wearing a well-fitted mask, and physical distancing, help protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading COVID-19.
  • Self-tests do not detect antibodies which would suggest a previous infection and they do not measure your level of immunity.