United Family pharmacies remind guests free COVID-19 test kits remain available for limited time

Most insurance plans will cover free COVID test kits until special emergency funding expires in May

LUBBOCK, Texas — As part of the national emergency and public health emergency declarations, guests of United Family pharmacies can still secure FlowFlex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test Kits through most insurance plans with no out-of-pocket expense through the end of April.  Many insurances may stop fully covering the tests when provisions of the emergency declarations end in May.

The FlowFlex at-home test kits contain an easy-to-use nasal swab that shows results in 15 minutes. They are also approved for use with children as young as 2-years-old. With a shelf life of approximately 16 months, guests won’t have to worry about the FlowFlex test kits expiring as they keep them on hand for any situation.

“The FlowFlex COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests have been a quick and easy resource for our guests,” said Tim Purser, director of pharmacy for The United Family. “With most insurance providers stopping full coverage of tests in May, we encourage our guests to take advantage of the benefit while they still can.”

These tests allow guests to test at home prior to potentially spreading the virus to anyone else. They are also perfect for self-testing before a vacation, large gathering or work-related travel. Guests can stop by any United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market or Amigos that has a pharmacy and ask about the Flowflex tests and other tests like them.

Media Contacts:

Nancy Sharp                                                                                              Joey Marcades

Corporate Engagement Director                                                                Communications Manager

O: 806.791.7463                                                                                        O: 806.791.8196

C: 806.786.1363                                                                                        C: 806.281.8078

nsharp@unitedtexas.com                                                                      jmarcades@unitedtexas.com  

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About The United Family®

In its 107th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 96 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies, Inc For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.


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