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​At Home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution Resumes Feb. 7 at Designated Library and Public Health Locations  


Starting Monday, Feb. 7County residents can once again get free at-home COVID-19 tests at designated library branches and health department locations. Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) received an additional supply of COVID-19 rapid antigen home testing kits earlier this week. 


“We are pleased to be able to continue our partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library to better serve residents who are facing barriers to getting tested for COVID,” said Dr. Raynard Washington, MCPH Director. 


Test kits are available via curbside pick-up at designated library branches and health department locations. One test will be provided to each County resident at no cost.No ID or insurance is required. Tests will be available while supplies last with a maximum of four tests per household. No appointment is necessarySince at-home test kits do not require clinical supervision, a prescription from a health care provider is not required. 


Starting Monday, Feb7, test kits will be available at the following locations and hours:


Mon. & Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – South Blvd 

4429 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28209 


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – North County Regional 

16500 Holly Crest Ln., Huntersville, NC 28078 


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Steele Creek 

13620 Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273 


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Mint Hill 

6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd., Mint Hill, NC 28227 


Tues.: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Fri. & Sat.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - West Boulevard 

2157 West Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208 


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Hickory Grove 

5935 Hickory Grove Rd., Charlotte, NC 28215 


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Sugar Creek 

4045 North Tryon St., Ste. A, Charlotte, NC 28206  

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Wed.: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Mecklenburg County Public Health – Southeast 

249 Billingsley Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 


Additional sites will be considered based on demand and supply availability. Locations, days, and hours of operation are subject to change. 


Visit the When You Should Be Testedpage for up-to-date information about distribution locations and availability. Find a free testing site near you by visiting the NCDHHS Find My Testing Place page or using the MCPH COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites map. Free tests are also available at If you are having difficulty visiting a local testing site, you can also purchase at-home COVID-19 test kits online or at local pharmacies. Availability for kits in stores and online has recently improved. 


Please visit up-to-date program information, including locations and hours of operation. Community members may also call the County’s COVID-19 information hotline at 980-314-9400 (option 3).