November 24, 2020
  • 7:04 am MISD, businesses closed today
  • 11:16 am Muleshoe woman dead after crash in Bailey County
  • 2:36 pm Body of missing Muleshoe woman found in New Mexico
  • 12:16 pm United Family offering at-home COVID-19 testing kits
  • 12:04 pm County declared disaster area

Staff Reports

United Family pharmacies began
selling at-home COVID-19 testing kits Monday.
The ability to sell the kits is possible due to a partnership between the United Family and Phosphorous Diagnostics.
Samples collected for the tests will be saliva-based instead of the traditional nasal swab. Users can typically receive results within 72 hours from the time the lab receives the test.
In order to receive one of the at home testing kits, follow these instructions:
• Visit for a complete medical questionnaire
and to request your test.
• A local United Family pharmacist will authenticate the information, review and order the test for you.
• The customer will then be contacted about payment and get a notification when the test is ready. Customers can pick up their test kit or have it delivered/ shipped to their address.
If someone is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they should not pick up the test in person. They can send a representative or choose delivery.
Users will then complete the sample collection and send it to
the lab with the prepaid shipping envelope. Users will receive their results in 72 hours or less.
After getting the results from the tests, United Family pharmacists will be available for questions. Right now, United Family pharmacies are unable to bill insurance directly for the test, so payment will be out of pocket. Customers can, however, submit receipts to their insurance companies for reimbursement under their plan.



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