the home test kit

COVID-19 Saliva Test

This at-home kit tests for COVID-19 without invasive swabs or having to visit an in-person test site. Start by telling us about your symptoms to help determine if this test is right for you before you're charged.
What's measured

Current infection of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

What's not measured

Antibodies, past infection, or any viruses or pathogens other than SARS-CoV-2

Time to results

Typically 3-5 days from the time your sample is shipped to the lab

This test has been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization for use by authorized laboratories. This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. This test has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner. Learn more about the Emergency Use Authorization and Patient Fact Sheet

about the test

COVID-19 testing made easier


To increase diagnostic testing availability, the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization to Rutgers for this saliva test


Easy sample collection—no swabs involved at all

All-inclusive price

You’ll get a medical consultation, the kit, and prepaid expedited shipping

Online results

COVID-19 results are typically available 3-5 days after shipping your saliva sample to the lab

who this test is for

if you’re symptomatic, this test could be for you

People experiencing more common symptoms

If you’re currently experiencing the most prevalent symptoms of COVID-19—like dry cough or fever—request the test and a provider will determine if you’re eligible.

People experiencing less common symptoms

Even if you’re experiencing known but less prevalent symptoms—like aches or chills—request a test. A healthcare provider will determine if the test is right for you.

what to expect

making COVID-19 testing easier

With this at-home test, you’ll skip visits to in-person test sites and invasive nasal swabs. If a provider determines it’s right for you, collect your saliva in the provided tube and send it back to the lab with prepaid expedited shipping.

how the test works

the steps to getting test results

Step 01
Answer a few questions
Tell us about your health and the symptoms you're experiencing
Step 02
Consult with a provider
Before you pay, a medical professional will help you determine if the test is right for you
Step 03
Take the test
After the test is shipped to you in 1-3 days, complete the saliva collection with the enclosed instructions
Step 04
Send the test back
Ship it back to the lab with the prepaid priority mailing label provided to you within 24 hours of saliva collection
Step 05
Receive results
Test results are typically available through your Hims & Hers online account 3-5 days after the saliva sample is shipped to the lab

price breakdown

why does it cost $150?

We’re committed to doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19. Widespread testing is a vital part of that. That’s why we’re offering access to this test at cost. Here’s what each testing kit costs, and how we got to $150.

Lab Fees — $80

Test kit components and sample processing

Transport — $50

FedEx shipping to you and Priority Mail shipping to the lab

Telehealth services — $20

Medical consultation with a healthcare provider

the reason we're doing this

Accessible testing on a mass scale is paramount to keeping ourselves and our communities safer from the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These at-home testing kits will not only help people avoid visiting in-person testing sites, but help save healthcare workers and facilities for the most pressing patient care. That means more people being tested, and some relief for our healthcare system.

Dr. Patrick Carroll

Chief Medical Officer, Hims & Hers

what's next

How you can help slow the spread

Even if you don’t currently have COVID-19 symptoms, there are steps you can take in your daily life to help flatten the curve

Good hygiene habits

Wash your hands for 20 seconds, cough into your elbow, and avoid touching your face

Social distancing

Stay home as much as you can, and stay more than 6 feet apart from people who aren’t in your household

Wear non-medical masks

Cover your face with a reusable mask, scarf, or other covering—but don’t touch it while wearing it and wash it after use

Keep an eye on symptoms

Listen to your body. If you feel like you might have symptoms but aren’t sure, try out our free self-assessment tool
Severe symptoms
If you’re experiencing severe symptoms (temperature >100.5, severe pain or difficulty breathing), go to your local emergency room or urgent care center immediately or call 911
Limited supply
Tests are subject to availability—limit 1 per customer

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