At-Home COVID-19 Testing

The state of New Jersey offers New Jersey residents the option to order a free saliva-based PCR test shipped directly to their homes.

Tests Covered by Horizon NJ Health

Beginning January 15, 2022, Horizon NJ Health is covering OTC, at-home COVID-19 test kits through our members' Pharmacy benefits.

Horizon NJ Health members can get OTC, at-home test kits at one of our participating pharmacies. In order for these kits to be covered, members must go to the pharmacy counter and show their Horizon NJ Health member ID card. The pharmacy will process the kit(s) as part of your Pharmacy benefit at no cost to you.

Horizon NJ Health will only cover tests that you get through your Pharmacy benefit. We will not provide a refund or give any reimbursements for tests purchased by members.

Members have coverage for four tests per date of service, up to eight tests per month. However, due to supply and demand, pharmacies and online retailers may limit the number of tests bought at one time.

Currently, the following OTC, at-home tests are included in the coverage:

  • BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self- Test
  • CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
  • iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Test
  • InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Test
  • QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test
  • Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Test

To find a participating pharmacy, search our Doctor & Hospital Finder. Select Pharmacies from the drop-down menu, choose Horizon NJ Health as your plan, then click Find.

For questions about getting OTC, at-home test kits through your Pharmacy benefit, please call our Pharmacy hotline at 1-800-682-9094 x81016 (TTY 711). Our Pharmacy team is available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We encourage our members to follow the advice of all respected public health experts to get vaccinated and boosted. Vaccination is the most effective action we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. As a reminder, the COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to you.

  • A. The state of New Jersey offers New Jersey residents the option to order a free saliva-based PCR test, shipped directly to their homes.