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Rite Aid self-swab COVID-19 test will cost $115 after Dec. 1

Rite Aid self-swab COVID-19 test will cost $115 after Dec. 1
Posted at 9:38 AM, Nov 24, 2020

Rite Aid announced Tuesday that its no-charge self-swab COVID-19 testing site will change after the end of federal funding on Dec. and now cost $115 per test for people ages 13 and older.

According to the company, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding will end which means the testing will no longer be free.

The company has more than 300 testing sites across the country, including nearly two dozen in Michigan.

The $115 fee can be paid with cash, credit, debit or HSA/FSA

Rite Aid's testing locations use a self-swab nasal test overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists and operate Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You have to pre-register on the Rite Aid website and schedule an appointment.

"We're proud to continue serving as an essential part of the pandemic response in the neighborhoods we serve," said Heyward Donigan, president and chief executive officer, Rite Aid. "Making testing available - and now, to a broader age range - is an important next step in continuing to fight COVID-19."