Participating stores are prioritized on locations without drive-thru testing services, primarily located in metropolitan areas, helping to provide greater access to free COVID-19 tests for people who cannot pay out of pocket for testing services.
“With many state-operated COVID-19 testing sites closing, accessible free testing options are limited, even as cases continue to rise in certain areas of the U.S. This means some are struggling to afford critical COVID-19-related services like testing,” said John Standley, president, Walgreens. “Walgreens is proud to expand our partnership with HHS and Labcorp to help address these barriers, particularly for uninsured, socially vulnerable and medically underserved populations who continue to be among those most impacted by COVID-19.”
The Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 at-home PCR collection kit uses the same PCR test trusted by doctors and hospitals across the country. PCR testing is considered the gold standard in diagnosing COVID-19, and the test detects all current variants of the virus.
“Throughout the pandemic, Labcorp has used science and innovation to make testing available to consumers in easy and convenient ways,” said Amy Summy, chief marketing officer, Labcorp. “Our goal is to provide everyone access to critical COVID-19 testing to improve the health and lives of those we serve. Expanding our collaboration with Walgreens to include no-cost COVID-19 tests for curbside pickup makes getting tested easier, especially for those most at risk.”
How to Pick Up a Free Pixel by Labcorp® COVID-19 At-Home PCR Collection Kit
- Choose a pickup store. Visit walgreens.com/PCRpickup and select a store. Limit one test kit per order. Availability varies by store.
- Enter patient information. Individuals do not need to enter insurance information.
- Pick up test kit. When a kit is ready, individuals will receive an email with detailed pickup instructions.
- Register kit, collect and send in sample. Individuals will be directed to register the kit through Labcorp OnDemand, collect their sample at home, and drop off at a Walgreens FedEx counter or a FedEx drop off location to send it to a lab for processing. Shipping is free with a pre-paid return pack.
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