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Iowa Department on Aging

COVID-19 for Older Iowans

An at-home test kit program is provided to Iowans free of charge through Test Iowa, a partnership between the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL). Iowans can receive at-home saliva test kits via direct shipping to the requester’s home or by picking up test kits at local pick-up sites.

Order an at-home test kit:

Currently, a person can only order an at-home test kit from from a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Pick-up a test kit:

A person can pick up a test kit for themselves or someone else at a local pick-up site.

Who can register to be a pick-up site?

Only local public health, federally qualified health centers, free clinics, colleges and universities, and K-12 schools are able to register as a pick-up site.


• Contact the Call Center at: 1-833-286-8378.

• Visit Facts about COVID-19 At-Home Testing

• Visit Facts about At-Home Test Pick up Sites

Where else can Iowans go for a COVID test?

• Drive-thru testing is available free of charge at select Walgreen’s Pharmacies.

• Testing is also available at select Hy-Vee Pharmacies.

• Consumers may be able to schedule an appointment by calling their doctor or local urgent care center.

• The mobile vaccine clinic, VaxiTaxi, is also offering COVID testing. Email or call 1-855-829-4692 for more information.

Click on the Area Agency on Aging that serves your county of residence for a listing of local COVID Testing sites. 

Elderbridge Area Agency on Aging - serves Audubon, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cerro Gordo, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lyon, Mitchell, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Worth and Wright counties

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging - serves Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware,
Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Hardin, Howard, Jackson, Marshall, Poweshiek, Tama and Winneshiek counties

Aging Resources of Central Iowa - serves Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story and Warren counties

Heritage Area Agency on Aging - serves Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties

Milestones Area Agency on Aging - serves Appanoose, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas,
Mahaska, Monroe, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne counties

Connections Area Agency on Aging - serves Adair, Adams, Cass, Cherokee, Clarke, Decatur, Fremont, Harrison, Ida, Mills, Monona,
Montgomery, Page, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union and Woodbury counties