Get Your Free Covid Tests Now!
Insurance companies now cover the costs of Covid-19 tests for the general population. One option is the newly launched federal website, https://www.covidtests.gov/ where anyone can order four free at-home covid tests. The process is quick and easy.
However, Medicare beneficiaries should refer to specific information for seniors found at: www.medicare.gov/coverage/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-tests
The following information was copied directly from the Medicare website:
Currently, Original Medicare doesn't pay for over-the-counter COVID-19 tests. You can pick up free at-home tests from community health centers and Medicare-certified health clinics. Or, visit COVIDtests.gov to order a free COVID-19 at-home test.
In early Spring 2022, people with Medicare will be able to go to a network of pharmacies and health care facilities to get up to 8 free, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests a month through Medicare. More information will be available in early Spring.