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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ’s for Rhode Island residents
For immediate assistance with COVID-19 inquiries, please call the COVID-19 Information Line at 401-222-8022, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or email our new inbox at [email protected]. For all other inquiries, please call the Health Information Line at 401-222-5960, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or email [email protected].
You should get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Even if your symptoms are mild and you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines, you should get tested and stay at home (isolate).
It is important to test for COVID-19, so you can take steps to keep yourself and others safe. If you test positive, seek COVID-19 treatment to protect against getting very sick and take steps to prevent spreading illness to others.
There are several ways to get tested for COVID-19 in Rhode Island. Be sure to check with your insurance provider about coverage and any out-of-pocket costs.
Call your primary care provider or child’s pediatrician, local healthcare clinic or pharmacy to find out if they offer COVID-19 testing or if they can order a test through a laboratory.
COVID-19 self-tests or at-home tests are available through pharmacies and online retailers. Sometimes a COVID-19 self-test kit is also called an at-home test or an over the counter (OTC) test. Beginning Sept. 25, U.S. households can order four free COVID-19 at-home tests by visiting COVIDTests.gov.
People in Rhode Island with Medicaid insurance can get multiple COVID-19 self-tests per month at no cost with a prescription from a healthcare provider. You can report your COVID-19 self-test results to RIDOH via the online portal.
Federal programs are available to support access to COVID-19 testing for people without health insurance in Rhode Island.