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    COVID-19 Testing Your Way at Rite Aid

    COVID-19 Testing Your Way at Rite Aid

    No-Cost PCR Testing

    Through our partnership with Quest Diagnostics, schedule to pick up an at-home COVID-19 PCR test or set up a supervised COVID-19/Flu test at your local Rite Aid pharmacy.



    *Please note that our scheduling process for COVID-19 and COVID-19/Flu tests has changed and additional information, including insurance, may be required during the screening process. Tests are now scheduled and results provided through our partnership with Quest Diagnostics.

    At-Home Antigen Tests: Online & In-Store


    Shop at-home COVID-19 antigen tests online or in your local Rite Aid store. Save your receipt, as most health insurance plans will reimburse the cost of up to 8 tests per month for each insured individual.



    At-Home Antigen Tests: Pharmacy

    Use our online ordering tool and pick up your at-home COVID-19 antigen tests at your local Rite Aid pharmacy. Most insurance, including Medicare Part B, covers up to 8 tests per month for each insured individual with no copay.



    Protect Yourself and Your Family


    Schedule COVID-19, Flu, and other vaccines.

    COVID-19 Testing FAQs


    Last updated 1/21/22



    Most health insurance plans, including Medicare Part B, will cover the cost of at-home antigen COVID-19 tests. Please check with your health insurance provider for details.

    It can be confusing to know whether the symptoms you’re experiencing are related to COVID-19. Find out more information here

    Through our partnership with Quest Diagnostics, schedule to pick up an at-home COVID-19 PCR test or set up a supervised test at your local Rite Aid pharmacy.

    The safety of our associates, customers and communities is our number one priority. During this unprecedented crisis, we are taking many extra precautions to continue to serve our customers during a time when they need our help the most. We follow local guidance regarding protective measures.


    Our stores, pharmacies and distribution centers are all following CDC guidance to help stop the spread of the virus.


    Our stores and distribution centers are using cleaning kits that include hand sanitizers, wipes, masks and gloves.  We are cleaning more frequently and constantly disinfecting high-traffic surfaces throughout these locations. We follow strict cleaning procedures per CDC guidance when an associate has tested positive for COVID-19 or is presumed to have a case of COVID-19, including closing the store for a comprehensive sanitizing regimen, when necessary.


    We also offer services such as delivery, drive thru (at select locations), 90 day script refills and much more. 

    We have signs and tape markers encouraging you to keep six feet of distance from others. We are installing Plexiglass shields at the registers and pharmacy windows.

    All stores are currently offering "Pay ‘n Go” pre-pay services for prescriptions. Patients who are signed up for Prescription Notifications at eligible stores will have an option to pre-pay for their pharmacy order when they receive their “Your Prescription is Ready” text or email with a link to pay.


    We are also encouraging the use of contactless payments like Apple Pay, Android Pay and contactless cards, which allow you to hold your card near the pin pad to be read wirelessly. Contact your bank for more information on contactless credit cards.


    A supply of finger covers are available at each register, and customers are encouraged to use one if they need to touch our pin pad payment units. 

    Testing is painless and self administered.

    Turnaround time for PCR test results depends on lab volume and other factors. Check with Quest Diagnostics for details on current results delivery.


    Most at-home antigen tests provide results within 15-30 minutes.

    A PCR test detects RNA (genetic material) specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It can identify the virus within days of infection, even in asymptomatic individuals. PCR tests can be performed in a clinic, a hospital, or even in your car, but they are analyzed in a lab, so results take longer (usually 2-3 days). When demand is high, results can take a week or longer. This test is more sensitive and more likely to provide accurate results; however, PCR tests can also detect previous infection in individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 recently.

    An antigen test detects protein fragments specific to SARS-CoV-2. This test can be performed at home or at work. Results are available quickly, sometimes in as little as 15 minutes. These tests are less sensitive with a higher likelihood of false negatives, but they are useful for identifying active infections in individuals likely to transmit the virus.

    Each person covered by a health insurance plan is eligible to receive no-cost tests, including dependents of the insured person (except children under 2). Limited state Medicaid customers in California, New Hampshire, and Virginia may be eligible to receive no-cost test kits. As of April 2022, customers covered by Medicare Part B are now eligible for this program.

    Most customers can receive a maximum of 8 no-cost antigen tests per insured person age 2+, per month. Other at-home antigen tests may be covered by insurance as a reimbursable expense if you save your receipt. Reach out to your health insurance for details.

    Under most insurance plans, each person covered can receive up to 8 no-cost antigen tests per month.