COVID-19 Testing


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I​n response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services has launched its at-home testing initiative with a goal of using fast, free, and convenient testing to control the spread of COVID-19.

Below are details about the various partners we are working with to make testing available, as well as information for employers who are interested in initiating testing programs.

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    FREE At-home Test Kits​

    Free rapid at-home test kits are available at locations throughout the state such as Local Health Departments (LHDs), public libraries, and other community partners.  

    Getting a kit and taking an at-home test is as easy as 123.

    1. Find a location with at-home test kits​
    2. Go to that location and pick up your test kit.
    3. Take the test at home.  See instructions for using your at-home test kit in both English & Spanish. 

    Types of Rapid At-Home Tests

    When taking the at-home test, you have two options. Help with the test is available via a virtually-guided​, telehealth session or you can choose to take the test yourself without a guided session

    Virtually-Guided Option

    • This option starts a guided telehealth session with a professional test guide who will walk you through the process for taking the test and viewing the results.  
    • You will be provided a documented result that can be used for official purposes like travel, return to school/work, etc. and will be shared with the State of Nebraska through standard ​reporting processes.​

    Non-Guided Option

    • You can choose to take the test yourself without the guided telehealth session.
    • Using this option provides you with test results that are only for personal use, and do not produce a result that can be used for travel, return to school/work, etc.
    • iPhone and Android users can also download a smartphone app which allows you to store, access and display test results. ​



    ​On-site Testing

    Access to COVID-19 testing continues to be available to those who need it.

    ​To locate facilities near you, reach out to your physician's office or contact your local health department. For additional information on testing or vaccines, contact the Nebraska COVID-19 Information Line at (531) 249-1873 or toll free at (833) 998-2275. The Nebraska COVID-19 Information line is available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Relay calls for deaf and hard of hearing and Language Line access are available at the numbers above. Nebraska is committed to ensuring that residents with disabilities are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, no matter where in the state they live.

    Local Health Departments


    COVID-19 Information Line

    (833) 998-2275
    8AM - 8PM CST - 7 Days a Week