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Home Test to Treat Program Now Available in Dekalb County

As cases of the latest COVID-19 variant continue to emerge throughout metro Atlanta and Georgia, residents of the greater Atlanta area now have an additional free resource to aid in mitigating community spread and illness.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has launched the ‘Home Test to Treat’ program, an entirely virtual community health intervention that provides free COVID-19 health services—at-home rapid tests, telehealth sessions and at-home treatments—in selected communities, with priority for individuals who are un- or underinsured or are at high risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes.

DeKalb County residents can register for the free program online at or by calling 800-682-2829. Individuals do not need to be sick to enroll.

Additionally, COVID-19 rapid test kits are available at all DeKalb County Board of Health regional health centers and other locations throughout the area. For a complete list of testing resources and locations in each county, visit for DeKalb County.

For full details visit the Dekalb County Board of Health.