Updated: April 4th, 2023.
The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will officially end on May 11, 2023. What does that mean to you? We want to assure you that, while some temporary measures are ending, all of the benefits listed in your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) are still fully in place for 2023.
This page includes information and resources that will help you continue to protect yourself from COVID-19.
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Q: Are COVID-19 tests a Medicare Advantage covered benefit?
Q: I have tests that have passed their expiration date. Can I still use them?
Q: Am I covered for the cost of a COVID-19 test requested by my employer or for other reasons?
Q: Where can I get a COVID-19 test near me?
Find a location here.
Please avoid going to an emergency room (ER) for testing; the ER is for severe illness and injury.
Oral Treatments for COVID-19
Q: How do I know if I should use one of these treatments?
Tell your doctor if you’re taking any drugs or have other illnesses (such as liver or kidney disease or other serious illnesses) to make sure there are no concerns that would keep you from using these medications. Also tell your doctor about your allergies and any vitamins, herbal supplements, and over-the-counter drugs you are taking.
Q: Where can I get one of these medications?
We encourage you to have a caregiver pick up your prescription at the pharmacy to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
More COVID-19 Information
Q: Where can I get the vaccine?
You can get the COVID-19 vaccine at the location most convenient for you. This may be your pharmacy, doctor’s office or a location sponsored by your local public health department.
Check the website of the pharmacy you use to see if they have appointments available. Your medical group may also reach out to you to schedule an appointment.
If you are a veteran, your local Veterans Administration may also be offering the COVID vaccine. Spouses and caregivers can also get the vaccine through the VA.
Q: Does the COVID-19 vaccine have side effects?
While some people feel nothing, others may experience some side effects after receiving the vaccine. This can range from discomfort at the shot site to mild flu symptoms that can last up to three or four days.
If you’ve gotten the Shingrix vaccine for shingles, the process will be familiar to you. As with Shingrix, your COVID-19 vaccine might also require two doses and may cause some discomfort for a few days after the first and/or second dose.
You may have similar side effects after receiving a booster.
Prescription Drug Coverage
Q: Can I still get three-month supplies of my prescription drugs?
Q: Will I still be able to get my prescriptions delivered at no cost?
What You Should Know About the End of the Covid 19 Public Health Emergency.
Get more information about your SCAN coverage during a declared public health emergency or other declared state of emergency