Source: WECT

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a new program to provide testing at no cost to North Carolinians without insurance, WECT reports.

According to WECT, Medicaid providers will be reimbursed for the testing program.

“North Carolina is making COVID-19 testing more available and affordable, and this program will help,” Governor Cooper said in a statement.

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen added that it was a step in the right direction for testing in the state.

“This new program allows community providers to offer cost-free testing to uninsured North Carolinians. It’s a good step to decrease barriers to testing,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen.

To qualify, one must be a North Carolina resident, uninsured and not enrolled in Medicaid and a US citizen or legal resident.

Read the full story from WECT.