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Health department offering free home COVID tests

Summit County Public Health will offer free BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home tests to Summit County residents at our walk up Vital Statistics window located at 1867 W. Market St., Akron.

No appointments are necessary and there is one test per person limit. The test kits will be available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Vital Statistics window. The test can be used for anyone age 4 and over.

The free tests are as a result of a partnership between the State of Ohio and Abbott and eMed to bring rapid, reliable testing into the home where the result is delivered in minutes. The 15-minute BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for at-home testing in collaboration with a telehealth session. Abbott has selected eMed, a digital health solution, as its telehealth partner. This service for COVID-19 testing prescribes and allows the test to be done rapidly at home with virtual instruction and consultation. A trained telehealth professional guides those being tested through the at-home self-test via video call using the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test and Abbott’s complementary NAVICA mobile app to enable the testing process and display BinaxNOW COVID-19 test results.

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