Free COVID PCR Test Kits Available to Public at AE/MS

Free antigen tests available at

By Beacon staff
A post-holiday surge drove total Andover COVID cases to nearly 400 (about 16% of our population) in late January, with a new record high of 31 daily cases on January 7. Recent state figures say about 62% of Andover residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Free at-home PCR test kits to detect COVID-19 infections are now available to the community. AE/MS is a community distribution point for these test kits, offered by Vault Medical Services (VMS). Tests are available while supplies last. Samples must be sent back to VMS; results will be returned via email or phone within 48 hours.

Call AE/MS School Nurse Christine Frost at 603 735-5500, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, to arrange to pick up tests for your household.
Self-Tests for COVID

In addition, each US household can now receive by mail four free COVID-19 at-home tests. These tests are rapid antigen or “self” tests, which can be taken anywhere and give results within 30 minutes.

Visit to order four free antigen tests to be mailed to your household.