Free self-tests available at the health department

Published 1:17 pm Thursday, August 25, 2022

Free at-home rapid self-tests for COVID-19 are now available at local health departments.

The Mississippi State Department of Health provides eight tests (four boxes) per family, per month. The tests are BinaxNOW antigen rapid self-tests, made in the U.S.A.

In Lincoln County, the health department is located at 1212 Northpark Lane NE.

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Anyone who is symptom free and has not currently tested positive for COVID can enter the building and request the tests. A face mask must be worn. All that is required is name and zip code.

Patrons can also call ahead at 601-833-3314 for questions about COVID testing or other health-related issues.