At-Home COVID-19 Test Free for all Wyoming Residents
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 18, 2020
The Wyoming Department of Health is offering free at-home, mail-in COVID-19 tests for all Wyoming residents wanting to see if they are positive for the virus.
The at-home test is being offered through Vault Health, the same company that has been providing on-campus COVID-19 testing at the University of Wyoming since classes resumed for the fall semester.
The Vault test is saliva-based and does not require a nasal swab. That sample will be tested with a high level of effectiveness by Vault Health’s laboratories. Results will be available within 48 hours of when the sample is received via the mail. Only positive tests will be reported to the Wyoming Department of Health.
The way to acquire a test is simple enough – just go to Vault Health’s website.
You will see an individual test order option with a price of $150. Don’t be deterred – Wyoming has waived the cost for all state residents. That waiver will be added to your order once you type in your address on the payment page.
The test will be mailed directly to the address you submit. Your sample will be collected ruing an online telehealth visit so while money isn’t required for the test, an internet connection is necessary for the online appointment.
This at-home test is recommended for anyone who wants to know if they are positive for COVID-19. Anyone who has already tested positive for the virus within the last three months need not apply.
Anyone eyeing a solution closer to home can still attempt to get a test from Cody Regional Health at the Cody Stampede Rodeo grounds on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 8 a.m.
Individuals suffering from COVID-19 symptoms should see a doctor for proper diagnosis. If there are more severe symptoms – trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, inability to stay awake, or bluish lips and face – needs to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.