KDHE partnership that offers free at-home COVID tests will end next week

photo by: Sylas May

Kansans have one last chance in the next week or so to request free at-home COVID-19 tests through a program supported in part by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The KDHE on Tuesday announced a change to the Project Access COVID Tests program, a partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital. Project ACT has allowed folks to request tests via the mail and have them delivered by Amazon directly to a home address, but requests will now remain open only through June 15.

As the Journal-World reported, Project ACT was previously supposed to be here through the end of June. It, like other programs such as extended access to Medicaid, supported throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, is winding down following the end of the federal public health emergency last month.

According to KDHE’s news release, Kansans are encouraged to order additional free tests “while supplies last.” Tests are available at accesscovidtests.org, where each Kansas household may place an order for five test kits. Kansans who need further support to order tests can call 866-534-3463 (866-KDHEINF).

As of Tuesday, KDHE has distributed 308,615 tests to Kansas families through Project ACT.


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