COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kits

The FDA authorized Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit will be available for individual purchase by the end of the month. Sign up to receive updates. Supplies will be limited to start, but we will be increasing our capacity weekly.

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COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit
COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit

COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit

Find out whether you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2. The Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit and our lab partners have received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. After an online screening, you can collect your sample and send it for processing to a certified lab for secure digital results within 24-48 hours. A telehealth consult is available to guide you through your next steps.
This rt-PCR test determines presence or absence of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 virus
Collection Method
At-home coronavirus test collection kit

The test taker must be 18+.

Due to state restrictions, tests not permitted for use in NJ, NY, RI.
Promotions and discounts do not apply.

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Who Should Get Tested?

  • Individuals (18+) who may have been exposed to COVID-19 through:
    • Living or working in a place where people reside, meet or gather in close proximity (office buildings, schools, healthcare facilities, etc.)
    • Close contact (within 6 ft) with someone who is sick or diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Individuals (18+) who are experiencing mild symptoms including:
    • A fever between 100.4 degrees F and 102 degrees F
    • Flu-like symptoms (chills, runny or stuffy nose, whole body aches, a headache, and/or feeling tired)
    • A new loss of taste or smell
    • A new or worsening cough or sore throat
    • Shortness of breath that is not limiting ability to speak
How it Works
If eligible you will receive your home collection kit overnight or within 3 days, based on the shipping method you choose.
Complete online screening and register your unique kit ID at
Self-collect a nasal swab and return to the designated overnight shipping carrier drop off location. You MUST drop off your sample on the same day you collect.
Within 48 hours of the lab receiving your sample, you will be sent your results. If your results are positive, a telehealth consult to guide you through your next steps is included in the price of the test.
What's Measured
Your Results
Trusted Results
Everlywell’s FDA-authorized lab partners meet the FDA’s performance criteria for COVID-19 test accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity. Everlywell and it’s CLIA-certified partner laboratories have received Emergency Use Authorizations from the FDA for COVID-19 home collection, shipping and transport, and testing.
Telehealth Consult
If your test shows a positive result for COVID-19, our telehealth partner will contact you at no additional cost to discuss your case, and to guide your next steps. There is currently no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19; however, your results can help guide how to care for yourself and protect your family and community. Your results will also be reported to state and federal public health authorities which is required to help inform the crucial ongoing public health response.
Why Everlywell
Coronavirus disease (also called COVID-19) is an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus), one of the most recently discovered types of coronaviruses. Those who have this disease may or may not experience symptoms, which range from mild to severe.
COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales, droplets containing the virus go into the air and onto surfaces and objects around them. Other people are exposed to the virus by breathing in these droplets or by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth after touching infected surfaces.
Most people have mild symptoms. Severe cases are more likely to occur in older adults (65 years of age and older), as well as pregnant women, those with weakened immune systems, and those with underlying health issues (such as lung disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart conditions, stroke, kidney disease or on dialysis, liver disease, cancer, transplant, AIDS, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis). However, serious disease can also occur in young, healthy adults.
COVID-19 is very contagious. The risk of getting COVID-19 depends on many factors, including close contact with people who have symptoms of COVID-19. It is important to follow your federal, state, and local government guidance to protect yourself from exposure.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
The symptoms for all of these conditions can be similar: fever, sore throat, cough, and respiratory symptoms. The only way to know for sure whether you have COVID-19 is to test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
If you believe you may have COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the following steps can help prevent the disease from spreading to others:
Stay home
  • Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home
  • Restrict any activities outside your home, except for getting medical care
  • Avoid public areas, including work and school
  • Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis
Cover your nose and mouth
  • If you are sick, wear a facemask when you are around other people or pets
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and throw away used tissues
Wash hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Wash your hands especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, going to the bathroom, or before eating or preparing food
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and other people with unwashed hands
Do not share
  • Do not share dishes, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets
  • After using personal items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water
Clean and disinfect
  • Clean high touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables
  • Clean any surfaces that may come in contact with body fluids, blood, or stool
  • Use a household cleaning spray or wipes
  • Immediately remove and wash clothes or bedding that have body fluids, blood, or stool on them
Individuals who have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 should self-quarantine and follow these self-isolation recommendations for 14 days after possible exposure. This also applies to individuals who have recently traveled to countries where COVID-19 is spreading. During this time period, you should monitor your symptoms closely to see if you get sick. Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath).

The below information is for household members, intimate partners, and caregivers of a person who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who do not have symptoms, but who may have been exposed.

Monitor your health
  • Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath)
Separate yourself
  • Household members should stay in another room or be separated from the patient as much as possible
  • Use a separate bedroom and bathroom, if possible
  • Limit visitors who do not need to be in the home
  • Make sure that shared spaces in the home have good airflow and ventilation
Provide help and support
  • Help the patient follow their healthcare provider’s instructions
  • Help the patient with basic needs in the home, such as getting groceries, prescriptions, and other personal needs
  • Help care for any pets in the home
  • Monitor the patient’s symptoms
  • If the patient is getting sicker, help them seek medical attention
Keep facemasks and disposable gloves
  • The patient should wear a facemask when they are around other people
  • If the patient is not able to wear a facemask, you should wear a mask when you are in the same room as them
  • Wear a disposable facemask and gloves when you touch or have contact with the patient’s body fluids, such as saliva, mucus, blood, stool, vomit, or urine
  • Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items and keep soiled items away from your body
  • Throw out disposable face masks and gloves after using and do not reuse them
  • Wash hands or use alcohol based hand sanitizer after removing gloves, and again after removing face masks

Discuss any additional questions with your healthcare provider or a local/state health department official.
If you think you have been exposed, it is important to closely monitor for symptoms. Most mild cases of COVID-19 resolve within 2 weeks without treatment. Seek medical attention immediately if you develop severe symptoms, especially if you experience:
  • Severe trouble breathing (such as being unable to talk without gasping for air)
  • Continuous pain or pressure in your chest
  • Feeling confused or having difficulty waking up
  • Blue-colored lips or face
  • Any other emergency signs or symptoms
If you seek medical attention, be sure to call ahead before visiting the facility. This will help the facility keep other people from possibly getting infected or exposed.
  • Tell any healthcare provider that you may have COVID-19
  • Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis
  • Put on a facemask before you enter any healthcare facility
Treatment currently focuses on managing symptoms, and protecting your family and community through self-quarantine. Not all patients with COVID-19 will require medical attention, and most people recover within 2 weeks without any specific treatment. For severe cases, hospitalization may be required.

Your healthcare provider can help you determine whether monitoring your condition from home or a hospital is most appropriate for you. This decision will be made on a case-by-case basis and will likely be based on several factors including your medical history and current symptoms.

If you and your healthcare provider determine that you will monitor your condition from home, ask if they recommend over-the-counter medications, and be sure to rest, hydrate, and eat a balanced diet as best you can.

At this time, there is no vaccine or antiviral drugs approved by the FDA to prevent or treat patients with COVID-19.
Knowing whether you have COVID-19 can help you prevent spread of the virus by taking important measures like self-quarantine. As many public health organizations have pointed out, COVID-19 shares many symptoms with the flu, the common cold, even allergies, so it's important to know.
You will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), before purchase in order to prioritize COVID-19 tests for people with the highest need.

The criteria prioritizes people who are:
  • Currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath
  • Think you may have been exposed to COVID-19

If you’re experiencing severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, seek medical attention right away. The CDC recommends calling your healthcare provider or facility to let them know that you may have COVID-19 which will help them to take steps to keep others from being exposed.

At this time we are only able to offer testing for those 18 years and older. Please see our FAQ here.
This test may not be helpful if you:
  • Currently have severe symptoms that limit your daily activities. Seek medical attention right away if this is the case.
  • Do not have symptoms and have not been exposed to COVID-19.
Note: If you are a healthcare professional, consult your place of work for guidance about testing, whether you should stay home, and when you should return to work. You should follow the testing recommendations set forth by your employer as they may differ from the CDC’s guidelines.
Yes, the Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit and our lab partners have received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA.
This test kit is available in 47 states. Due to existing FDA restrictions our test kit is not available in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
You are welcome to order multiple kits for one home. However, each individual must complete the CDC-recommended eligibility screening and order separately. Please keep in mind that this kind of testing is recommended for individuals who currently have symptoms or think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days and that this is not available for those under age 18. You can find more information about the COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit here.
The Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit is an rt-PCR test that looks for the presence or absence of unique genomic markers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using a nasal swab for sample collection.
Like every Everlywell at-home collection test, our COVID-19 Tests will be delivered in discreet packaging. Once you use the included materials to collect and safely store the sample, use the included overnight shipping materials to return the sample to our CLIA-certified partner lab. You must return your sample on the same day you collect. Once received by the partner lab, your sample will be processed within 1-2 business days, and the test taker will be notified when their results are ready. Results will be securely delivered to you through an easy-to-understand report on our secure online platform.
Once your order is complete, your package will be shipped from our fulfillment warehouse within 1-2 business days. You will receive an email with shipment tracking information to follow along. We estimate that you will receive your order within 2-5 business days of placing your order. You also have the option of purchasing expedited shipping to your home for an additional fee. If you order your test on a Friday–Sunday, your kit will not be shipped until the following week.

In order to get your sample to our labs as quickly as possible, we provide a prepaid overnight mailer. Results will be available 1-3 business days after shipping your sample (not including weekends). You can find more information about the process here.

While we have done everything we can to make the process as quick and easy as possible, please keep in mind that shipping times have been unpredictable recently. If you are concerned that your schedule is too tight to allow for unforeseen delays, we recommend that you check your local government’s website for other testing resources.
You do not need to do anything to prepare for at-home collection.
Like our other products, the Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit will come with everything you need to collect a sample at home (generally in five minutes or less) and safely ship your sample to a CLIA-certified laboratory.

You will use the provided materials to collect a nasal swab sample. The swab tip does not need to be inserted far - only about an inch into your nostril.

In order to get your sample to our labs as quickly as possible, we provide a prepaid overnight mailer. Check your return label to determine if your package will be shipped via FedEx or UPS.


  • Fail to put the swab in the tube with the liquid
  • Fail to put the sealed tube in the biohazard bag
  • Drop off in a FedEx or UPS box on Saturday or Sunday, or after the last pickup of the day
  • Schedule a FedEx or UPS pickup or drop your sample at an FedEx or UPS office location rather than a drop box

Your digital results will be available within 24-48 hours of the lab receiving your sample.

You can find more information on our blog as well as safety tips for COVID-19 prevention and treatment.
In certain cases, if you are not able to provide an adequate sample, it is possible that our lab will not be able to determine your test results. A member from our telehealth partner will reach out to help you determine next steps and likely recommend that you self-quarantine to avoid community spread if you are experiencing symptoms.

We are the leader in teaching people how to collect finger-prick blood, stool and other swab samples. We try to make sample collection as simple and straightforward as possible through printed instructions in your kit, as well as digital and video instructions at and provided via email. Our customer care staff is available if you have any questions.
Everlywell provides detailed instructions in our kit and online for safe collection and transport of samples. We provide the appropriate shipping materials to safely ship samples to our partner labs following the recommendations provided by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN).

We recommend that our customers take precautionary measures when collecting their sample by washing their hands thoroughly, disinfecting surfaces where they will be completing their test and using the provided alcohol prep pad to disinfect the shipping sleeve before placing your sample in the mail (though be sure to not wipe the shipping label which could impact legibility).
This test kit will tell you whether you have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, or coronavirus.

Individuals with positive results will be offered a telehealth consult with an independent board-certified physician.

If you have a positive test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19. There is a very small chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false positive result). Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on the test results along with medical history, and your symptoms.

Treatment includes managing symptoms and limiting your exposure to other people to protect from spread of disease.

Your results will be reported to state public health authorities to help inform the crucial ongoing public health response.

In certain cases, you may not receive a definitive result because of early infection or inadequate sampling. If this happens you will be contacted directly by a doctor to help you with planning your next steps.

The test can sometimes show a negative result even if you are infected SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This can happen if:
  • It is too early in infection for the test to detect the virus.
  • There was a problem with your sample or the test itself. A false negative result on this test may be more likely to occur if your sample was not shipped back to our lab the same day it was collected.
  • If your results are negative and you’re having symptoms, continue to follow isolation precautions and ask your healthcare provider if you need further testing.
  • If your results are negative and you don’t have any symptoms, continue to monitor for any symptoms up to 14 days after your last possible exposure.
Only you will have access to your personal results, although positive results for COVID-19 are considered “reportable diseases” and must be communicated to mandated public health reporting agencies. This information is used to track new infections for the purpose of public health awareness and response. Your results will not be shared with your insurance company or any other healthcare providers, unless you choose to share your results with your healthcare provider.
We are pricing the test kit as low as possible at no profit to Everlywell. The costs associated with bringing this test kit to you are published here. We have reached out to government and public health officials to see if we can offer the test kit for free. We believe that at-home sample collection is key to preventing further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Everlywell is not a healthcare provider nor a laboratory and therefore cannot bill your health insurance directly. However, this test must be covered by your insurance provider, according to federal law. In addition, this product is covered by participating FSA and HSA plans.

Once your test is completed, Everlywell will provide an itemized receipt that will contain the information you will need to apply for reimbursement directly from your health insurance provider. Learn more about reimbursement and read the federal guidelines here.
Your Everlywell purchase can be submitted for reimbursement through HSA/FSA benefits. As always, be sure to check with your specific HSA/FSA benefits coordinator for clarification on the specific requirements for reimbursement including usage, protocol, and qualifications.
All test kits must be registered and returned to the lab within 5 months of purchase. However, this kind of testing is recommended if you currently have symptoms or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days. So, it is best to collect and ship your sample as soon as possible.
Everlywell believes COVID19 testing should be available at no cost and is working with Congress to find a legislative solution to limitations that prevent companies like Everlywell, which provides access to testing but is neither a medical provider or a laboratory providing COVID-19 testing services, from being directly reimbursed by insurers. The company has also reached out to policymakers to explore funding possibilities for making the test kits available for free.