Test the People, a renegade.bio initiative, will continue to provide testing for anyone who is uninsured and symptomatic for COVID-19.

Funding Changes for the Uninsured

Uninsured + Asymptomatic = Not covered.

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Effective March 22, 2022, the federal government's uninsured funding has run out for the HRSA program. This means that the government funding that was in place to provide reimbursements for uninsured testing has been depleted.

As of Friday, March 25th, uninsured individuals cannot be tested for free.

We’re Here to Help

The pandemic isn’t over. We believe we should continue to monitor and sequence positive samples. Our team is actively pursuing solutions to the current funding issues for uninsured community members.

Uninsured Community Program

Renegade.bio is providing no-cost testing for symptomatic uninsured individuals. If an individual feels sick and wants to be tested, but doesn't have insurance, we will test them.

Active Community Partner Outreach

We are seeking partners in the public health and non-profit sectors to support testing of asymptomatic, uninsured individuals.

Updated renegade.bio Insurance Testing Requirements

For individuals without insurance and with COVID-19 symptoms

Individuals will need to verify symptoms both through the uninsured test group and at your chosen testing site.

Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For Travelers or Uninsured without COVID-19 symptoms

Are you getting your test for an international trip? Are you uninsured, but still want a COVID-19 test—even though you may not have symptoms?

Need More Resources for Uninsured Testing Sites?

If you need a COVID-19 and you don’t have health insurance, you can find a county-sponsored testing site using the link below.

Find a Free COVID test
(in the SF Bay Area)

Frequently Asked Questions

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How is renegade.bio handling this change for uninsured individuals?
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I’m uninsured and I think I have COVID-19 symptoms. Can I still get tested?
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What if I signed up for the uninsured test, but forgot that I have insurance?

We Are Here to Help

Our Customer Support team is here to assist you with answering your questions, including booking and rebooking your appointments.

We will continue to update our community on testing requirements and funding for the uninsured. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate these difficult and rapidly changing times.

Customer Support

email: support@renegade.bio
phone: +1.855.480.0771

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Collection Sites

San Francisco Location 
2730 21st St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
10am – 2pm

Oakland Location
5700 MLK Jr Way 
Oakland, CA 94609

Monday – Sunday
10am – 3pm

Alameda Location
2431 Central Ave
Alameda, CA 94501

Tuesday & Thursday
10am – 1pm

Uninsured with COVID-19 symptoms? 
Book Here