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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Get a Free COVID-19 Test Kit


***Updated January 24, 2022 with information***

Knowing your COVID-19 status can prevent you from spreading the virus to those around you. There are two ways to get free COVID-19 test kits:

1) At-Home Rapid Antigen Tests
Order free COVID-19 at-home rapid antigen tests from the federal government at; limit four kits per residential address. Tests are mailed via USPS within seven to 12 days. The tests give results within 30 minutes.

2) TestIowa Kit
Pick up free TestIowa COVID-19 test kits from Coralville City Hall and the Coralville Public Library, while supplies last. Limit five kits per household. Results are received by email about 24 hours after the sample is received at the State Hygienic Lab. 

At Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street, pick up kits just inside the main entrance. Kits are available 7:30 am-5:00 pm weekdays, while supplies last.

At the Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th Street, pick up kits at the main entrance. Kits are available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm; and Sunday 12:00 pm-4:00 pm, while supplies last. Call the Library at 319.248.1850 if you need curbside pickup from your vehicle.

At both locations:

  • Wear a face mask when picking up test kits. 
  • Kits are available first come, first served, and are restocked weekly as supplies are available. 
  • If you are sick or show symptoms of COVID-19, please have a friend or family member pick up a kit for you.

Everything you need to take your at-home saliva test is in the box, including instructions in English and Spanish. After you pick up your kit:

  • Follow the enclosed instructions to activate your test online. 
  • Complete the test at home or in your vehicle (not at City Hall or the Library).  
  • Follow the instructions in the kit to return your test to the nearest UPS drop-off location using the prepaid return label included in the kit. Or, return it to the dropbox at the State Hygienic Lab in Coralville, 2490 Crosspark Road. Do not return completed test kits to Coralville City Hall or the Coralville Public Library. 
  • Results are received by email about 24 hours after the sample is received at the State Hygienic Lab. 

Test Iowa is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Public Health and the State Hygienic Lab to ensure all Iowans have access to free COVID-19 testing. For more information, to find other at-home test pick-up sites, or to have a COVID-19 test kit sent to you from TestIowa, visit or call the State Hygienic Lab at 833-286-8378.

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