Richmond- and Henrico-area COVID-19 test distribution sites

COVID-19 Community Test Distribution Events

RHHD is offering free self-swab COVID-19 PCR tests and is distributing free at-home COVID-19 tests in Richmond City and Henrico County. Test events are subject to change or cancellation. Locations are accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility support devices. Car-side service is also available on-site as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: If you need testing for travel purposes, you should find the requirements and contact your primary care provider or go to an urgent care for testing.

Wed 11/29 8-10am Eastern Henrico Rec Center 1440 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223 Self-swab PCR; Home test & N95 pick-up
Walk-ups (First come first serve)
Wed 11/29  2-4:30 pm St. Luke’s Apartments – Lamont Bagby Community Center 117 Engleside Drive, Richmond, VA 23222  Gated complex, entry through guard post on Delmont St. Must show ID to guard. 

Walk-up event; Home tests and masks available for pick-up. Self-swab PCR tests available. 

Partner event with Henrico Mental Health and Developmental Services; Free fentanyl test strips, Naloxone (Narcan), and other materials available for pick-up. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) available for Henrico residents. 

Thurs 11/30 1-5pm Henrico Arms Apartments 1566 Edgelawn Cir, Henrico, VA 23231 (Community building by solar field) Walk-ups (First come first serve); Home tests and N95s available for pick-up. Self-swab PCR tests available. Partner event with Henrico Mental Health and Developmental Services; Free fentanyl test strips, Naloxone (Narcan), and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) available.
Fri 12/1 11am-1pm Southside Plaza WIC Southside Plaza WIC Self-swab PCR; Home test & N95 pick-up
Walk-ups (First come first serve)

*Last updated: November 29, 2023

At Home Testing Kits

The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts provide free at-home tests for distribution to the community. Free tests are limited, and if you have insurance it is likely that tests you purchase can be reimbursed, please see below for more information.

RHHD Resource Centers

RHHD's Resource Centers (RC) have FREE at-home tests available for pick-up at these locations. Call for availability or visit during clinic operating hours:

  • Creighton RC: 2150 Creighton Rd., Richmond, VA 23223  (804) 371-0433
  • Fairfield RC: 2311 N 25th St., Richmond, VA 23223 (804) 786-4099
  • Gilpin RC: 436 Calhoun St., Richmond VA 23220  (804) 786-1960
  • Hillside RC: 1615 Glenfield Ave., Richmond, VA 23224  (804) 230-7740
  • Mosby RC: 1536 Coalter St., Richmond, VA 23223 - (804) 786-0204
  • Southwood RC: 1754 Clarkson Rd. #B, Richmond VA 23224 - (804) 230-2077
  • Whitcomb RC: 2106 Deforrest St., Richmond, VA 23223 - (804) 786-0555

If you are experiencing symptoms, please send a healthy helper inside or call the Resource Center to request contactless pickup.

Pharmacies and Grocery Stores

COVID-19 at-home tests can be purchased over-the-counter from most pharmacies and some grocery and convenience stores. Check directly with local pharmacies and other small businesses. Tests may also be purchased online or direct from the manufacturer.

If you have health insurance, your insurance plan should reimburse you for up to eight (8) home tests a month. Visit the CMS website to learn more about home test reimbursement (opens in new tab). Check with your insurance provider to determine their policies on reimbursement.

Visit the CDC website for videos on how to take a COVID self-test at home (opens in new tab).


Download List of Richmond/Henrico Public COVID-19 Testing Sites (PDF-135KB)


Individuals will be notified of their results in 5-7 business days. Individuals with positive or inconclusive test results will be notified within 3 business days. Individuals seeking confirmation or documentation of a negative test result can call our Call Center at 804-205-3501 (M-F 8 AM-5 PM) on or after the 3rd business day following their test.


Tracking the spread and number of cases in our community is important. The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the National Institutes of Health have created an online tool for you to anonymously submit your COVID-19 at-home test results (opens in new tab). None of the information submitted can be traced back to you and specific personal information isn’t included.