Posted 7/15/2021 in Public Health
Beginning on Monday, July 19, 2021, Delaware County Public Health will have FREE at-home COVID-19 test kits available. Stop by the Regional Medical Center East Office Building located at 613 West Main Street in Manchester Monday-Friday from 8AM-4PM to pick up a free COVID-19 at-home test kit. You do not need to call ahead.
Once an individual picks up the free at-home test kit and reads the detailed step-by-step instructions, they will collect a saliva sample at home and return the sample by UPS to the State Hygienic Lab. GNB Bank in Manchester has a UPS Drop Box outside of their building. Find alternate UPS Drop Off locations at ups.com/dropoff.
Test results will be received through email. Each kit includes detailed step-by-step instructions and information on when to expect results via your personal email address. (Your healthcare provider will not receive your test results.)
While these at-home test kits provide a convenient option for our community, Regional Family Health, Regional Medical Center, and Delaware County Public Health want to stress that our providers, nurses, and entire health system are here for you. If you have any questions, concerns, or feel your symptoms are worsening, please make an appointment to see your healthcare provider.
About At-Home Test Kits
These kits are being made available through Test Iowa at-home, a partnership between the Iowa Department of Public Health and the State Hygienic Lab. These self-collected saliva test kits are authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization.