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NIH At-Home Antigen Test Kits In-Person Pick-Up – ALL NIH STAFF ELIGIBLE​​​​

Starting Monday, August 8, all NIH staff have another opportunity to participate in the voluntary At-Home Antigen Testing Pilot Program (as defined below). We now have a limited supply of test kits available for in-person pick-up on a first come, first served basis. Once the remaining kits are distributed, there are no current plans to replenish the inventory.
Who is Eligible?
Any NIH staff member - no matter their Return to Physical Workplace designation (RTPW)
All NIH staff types (employees, contractors, trainees, tenants, etc.)
If you meet these criteria, you may pick-up five boxes (10 tests) at one of the below locations. Pick-ups are limited to one time per person. Please bring your NIH ID with you. 

When and Where to Pick-Up

  • NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland - 8:30a to 4:00p from Mon to Fri.
    • NIH Library - Information Desk Reference Assistants
  • Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML) - 9:00a to 4:30p from Mon to Fri.
    • Building 28, Room 1A112
    • Point of Contact: LCDR Megan Brose
  • Shady Grove - 10:00a- 12:00p on Mon, Tues & Thurs.
    • Shady Grove Lobby
  • NIEHS, RTP, North Carolina - Mon & Thurs from 7:30a to 12:00p, Tues & Weds from 12:00p to 5:00p
    • Asymptomatic Testing Line
  • Frederick- Integrated Research Facility (IRF) - 9:00a- 4:00p from Mon to Thurs.
    • Room 1A124
  • Frederick- NCI - 7:30a - 2:30p from Mon to Fri.
    • Building 426, Safety Office Service Window (across from Conference Room 103)
    • For questions: Email or call 301-846-1451
  • Baltimore - 10:00a - 12:00p from Mon to Fri.
    • Biomedical Research Center (BRC) Atrium
    • And by appointment for NIDA via email
    • And by appointment for NIA via email 
Use of the Tests and If You Test Positive
The test kits are for work-related use only, and resale is strictly prohibited. These tests DO NOT qualify to meet testing requirement for onsite staff who are not fully vaccinated in areas with medium or high community levels. You should only take the test at home before coming to work. Follow the instructions provided with your test carefully. For guidance on what to do if you receive a positive test result, please visit the NIH COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Participants can also use an optional online tool to assist with the home testing process. This tool provides interactive instructions for administering tests and interpreting the results. It also enables users to keep a history of their test results and to share those results with public health authorities.
Why You Should Participate and How to Get Help
This program is part of NIH’s continued efforts to mitigate workplace transmission of COVID-19, serving as a supplement to the onsite Asymptomatic Testing Services. It is working to keep our workplace safe as over 700 staff have tested positive thus far using the at-home Antigen Test kits prior to coming into their workplace. If you have any questions about the testing process or test results, contact the Occupational Medical Services (OMS) Call Center at 301-480-8990 (Monday to Friday from 9:00a to 4:30p. ET).

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