Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests through the federal government. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Learn more here.

Vaccine Distribution and Eligibility

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5 and older. No appointment needed! Visit Vaccinate.DC.gov for the site locations, hours, and other important information. You can get a ride by calling us at 866-201-9974.

The District of Columbia has implemented its vaccination distribution plan and MedStar Family Choice-DC follows this plan and the guidance of the District government leading this effort. For the latest information from the District of Columbia visit Coronavirus.DC.gov or call 855-363-0333 (TTY 711).

Vaccine safety

COVID-19 vaccines are a positive turning point in this public health crisis that has impacted us all. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make COVID-19 vaccines available. To learn more visit CDC.gov/Coronavirus/Vaccines.

Transportation to COVID-19 vaccination appointments

We provide enrollee transportation to and from vaccination appointments at no cost to you. This is a covered benefit for both DC Healthy Families and DC Healthcare Alliance. To schedule transportation, call 866-201-9974.

COVID-19 testing site

If you need a test and your provider is unable to give you a test, please come to one of DC’s walk-up or drive-thru sites. To see the full list of DC  test sites visit Coronavirus.DC.gov/Testing.

If you have questions, please call our Outreach Coordinator at 202-363-4348 or toll-free at 855-798-4244 (select option 1 and then option 2). TTY users call 711. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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