FREE COVID-19 TESTS

To order free COVID-19 tests from the federal government visit: www.covidtests.gov. The online ordering process is simple and takes just a minute or two. Our Community Options Specialists at Aging Ahead can help you fill out the online form if you need assistance call us at 1-800-243-6060.

GOOD NEWS!!

Effective immediately, if you already ordered 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests from COVIDtests.gov, now you can get 4 more free at-home tests shipped to your home. 

Visit COVIDtests.gov again to place your second order. As before, just enter your name and mailing address (you can also give your email address if you want status updates on your order).

If you haven’t yet ordered any at-home tests, you can get a total of 8 tests shipped to your home. You’ll just have to place 2 separate orders — each order equals 4 tests. ORDER NOW

At-home tests, or “self tests,” give rapid results and can be taken anywhere, regardless of your vaccination status or whether or not you have symptoms. Visit CDC.gov to learn when to test yourself, how to use an at-home test, and what your test results mean.

Missouri’s at-home COVID-19 PCR test kit program to cease

How Missourians can get a free COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Check for vaccine appointments at Vaccines.gov, where you can search for availability by vaccine type.
  • Call the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 1-800-232-0233 (or TTY 1-888-720-7489). Help is available in multiple languages. 
  • Locate local vaccination events in Missouri at MOStopsCovid.com.  
  • Seniors can make arrangements using information at MOStopsCovid.com/seniors
    • Due to the declining call volume, the Missouri COVID-19 Hotline (877-435-8411) is reducing its hours beginning Monday, April 11.
      • Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

How Missourians can get a free COVID-19 test:

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About the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: The department seeks to be the leader in protecting health and keeping people safe. More information about DHSS can be found at health.mo.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter @HealthyLivingMo.


ARE YOU READY TO GET VACCINATED?
Over 3 million Missourians have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Are you ready to join them?  Missouri is currently vaccinating anyone age 5 and up. The Department of Health and Senior Services has outlined important information to help you make the choice for your family and community. For information on receiving the vaccine and accessing transportation to the appointment, please call Aging Ahead at 636-207-4209. https://covidvaccine.mo.gov
Lost COVID-19 Vaccination Card

The Department of Health cannot replace lost CDC Vaccination Record cards received at the time of a COVID-19 vaccine. If you need a report showing proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, please reach out to the department’s Medical Records division. There is a $10 cash fee for vaccination records. To speak with a Medical Records representative, please call 314-657-1548.

For assistance locating a vaccine and arranging transportation, please call Aging Ahead at 636-207-4209.

Missouri is currently vaccinating anyone age 5 and up! 


Long Covid

Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions, or long COVID conditions, which include a wide range of new, returning or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for more information.


Avoid COVID-19 Scams

Have you gotten robocalls, text messages, or emails offering COVID-19 tests in exchange for your Medicare Number? Be careful! Scammers are selling fake and unauthorized at-home COVID-19 test kits in exchange for your personal or medical information. Do not give out your Medicare Number for COVID-19 test kits!

Make sure to purchase FDA-approved COVID-19 test kits from legitimate providers. Over-the-counter or at-home tests are available for sale around the U.S. at many reputable and trustworthy retailers and pharmacies.

Remember, each household in the U.S. can also have four free COVID-19 at-home tests shipped directly to their home at no cost. Visit COVIDtests.gov to order tests or learn more about testing.

If you suspect fraud, call 1-800-MEDICARE to report it.

  

Additional Links

SMP Vaccine Fraud Fact August

Missouri DHSS FAQs

CDC: Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC: FAQs about COVID-19 Vaccination

FDA: COVID-19 Vaccines Information

Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services


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Staying connected is more important than ever and we are all learning new ways to do just that. Here are some ways for you to stay connected to Aging Ahead and each other.

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