Free Home COVID Test Kits

Americans can now order one set of 4 at-home tests from the federal government through USPS.com. Orders will ship in late January. USPS will only send one set of 4 tests to valid U.S. residential addresses. Order tests at https://special.usps.com/testkits or by phone at 1-800-232-0233.

COVID-19 rapid test kits are currently out of stock at the Cuyahoga Falls Library.

To Pick-Up a Test:

The Cuyahoga Falls Library offers free BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Tests on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

Anyone feeling sick or showing COVID symptoms should send someone else to pick up a test for them at our drive-thru. Tests are for personal/family use only, with a limit of 2 tests per household.

To use the at-home test kits, you must have a smartphone and a computer with a webcam and internet access. Using the NAVICA app, a proctor will guide you through test administration. Download the app and create a profile prior to opening the test kit. Users may download the NAVICA app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play App Store.

General information on BinaxNOW tests – including a demonstration – can be found here.

Test Information:
The State of Ohio has partnered with Abbott and eMed to bring rapid, reliable testing into the home, where the result is delivered in minutes. The Ohio Department of Health has secured the purchase of at least 2 million tests that can be self-administered outside of a clinical setting. It is Governor DeWine’s goal to make these tests available and accessible in every Ohio county.

The 15-minute BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for at-home testing in collaboration with a telehealth session. Abbott has selected eMed, a digital health solution, as its telehealth partner. This service for COVID-19 testing prescribes and allows the test to be done rapidly at home with virtual instruction and consultation.

A trained telehealth professional guides those being tested through the at-home self-test via video call using the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test and Abbott’s complementary NAVICA mobile app to enable the testing process and display BinaxNOW COVID-19 test results. Find additional information and a demonstration of the BinaxNOW test here.

Basic COVID-19 Test & Vaccination FAQs

Free Rapid Home COVID Test Kits

Q: Is there a limit on the number of free COVID rapid test kits I can get from the library?
A: Yes, effective 10/21/21, the new limit is 2 per household. 

Q: Do the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Tests have an expiration date?
A: Yes. Tests expire between 6 – 12 months after being packaged. In May 2021, the manufacturer (Abbott) extended the expiration dates of some tests from 6 months up to 12 months. To confirm the expiration date of your kit, you will need to find the lot number on your kit on the list here or contact Abbott Technical Services by telephone at 1-800-257-9525 or email ts.scr@abbott.com 

COVID-19 Vaccination

Q: Where can I go to be vaccinated?
A: The Summit County Public Health Department holds vaccination clinics for adults. Those 18+ who receive their first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J vaccine at this clinic will receive a $100 gift card (while supplies last). 

Location:
Summit County Public Health
1867 W Market St
 Akron, OH 44313

  • To schedule a timeslot for drive-thru vaccination visit: gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov 
  • If you are homebound in Summit County & need COVID-19 vaccination, click below tiny.cc/SCHomebound or call 330-926-5795

For more information, visit: https://www.scph.org/covid/vaccine  

Q: Who is currently eligible to be vaccinated?
A: Any Ohioan 12 & older if getting Pfizer. 18+ for J&J or Moderna. Ages 5-11 may now receive the Pfizer children’s vaccine. More info on SCPH.org

Q: Is the COVID-19 vaccination safe for children? What was the approvals process for the vaccine?
A: We’ve partnered with Western Reserve Hospital to bring you the facts from an expert. Learn from Dr. Erin Onder, PharmD, BCPS, CIC, who is the Infection Control Officer and Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Western Reserve. Read more.