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How To Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Every residential home in the United States is eligible to order a set of 4 free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests, to be delivered by the US Postal Service. To order your tests, visit: COVIDTests.gov

Here’s what you need to know:
• Limit of one order per residential address
• One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
• Orders will ship free starting in late January

For people who don’t have internet access, a dedicated number will be available soon to request the free tests by phone.

If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, are looking for another type of COVID-⁠19 test, or need more than 4 tests, additional resources are available.

To find a state-run testing site in New York, visit: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

As of January 15, 2022, private insurance companies are also now required to pay you back for 8 at-⁠home tests per month for each person covered by the plan, regardless of whether the tests are bought all at once or at separate times throughout the month. Learn more about insurance reimbursement here: https://www.cms.gov/how-to-get-your-at-home-OTC-COVID-19-test-for-free

Note: Image of tests is only representative.

Updated: 1/19/2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available to All Adults

All adults in the U.S. ages 18 years and older are now eligible to receive Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID vaccine boosters.

If You Received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

⇒ Adults ages 50 years and older

People ages 50 years and older should get a booster shot. The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age and can also increase for adults of any age with underlying medical conditions.

⇒ Long-term care setting residents ages 18 years and older

Residents ages 18 years and older of long-term care settings should get a booster shot. Because residents in long-term care settings live closely together in group settings and are often older adults with underlying medical conditions, they are at increased risk of infection and severe illness from COVID-19. 

⇒ Other people who are age 18 years and older

People who are ages 18 years and older may  get a booster shot based on their individual risks and benefits. This recommendation may change in the future as more data become available. 

If You Received J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

All people ages 18 years and older who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago should get a booster shot, for a total of two shots. A single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine has lower vaccine effectiveness compared to two doses. 

To register for your COVID-19 Booster shot with Cornerstone Family Healthcare, please click here or call 845-563-8000.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

Updated: November 22, 2021