Home Testing Information

Students have many options for accessing free or low cost COVID home tests:

  1. Free at-home kits are available at the Munchie Marts on campus.
  2. At-home kits are widely available at retail locations across Nashville, such as Target, Kroger, CVS and Walgreens and reimbursement depends on your insurance:  
         a.  Private insurance (not student insurance)-- please work with your individual carrier regarding
              the process for seeking payment for home COVID testing.

         b.  Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan-- please follow this COVID-19 OTC Guide for ordering
              free and reduced cost home tests.
  3. Every home in the United States is also eligible to order 4 at-home free tests.  Please see https://www.covidtests.gov/ for more information. 


If you have a POSITIVE home test, please notify Vanderbilt University's COVID-19 Command Center.  After completing their intake form, you will be guided on next steps for isolation, and contact tracing will be initiated.  If you have any questions that the website doesn't answer, you may also contact them at 615-322-4357 or commandcenter@vanderbilt.edu