Get the Facts
With so much uncertainty at the moment, you’ll want to be sure to stock up on your essential medications. By taking advantage of the mail order pharmacy, you can get three months’ worth of prescriptions for the price of two. Plus, CVS Pharmacy is currently waiving charges for home delivery of all prescription medications.
Note that CVS is instituting quantity limits on medications that are being identified as possible treatments for COVID-19, like albuterol metered dose inhalers, chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, Kaletra and azithromycin. Contact CVS if you’re using any of these medications for other conditions and you’re concerned about having enough on hand.
Get Tested If Necessary
You can get tested in person for COVID-19 at your doctor’s office or a community testing site. Before you go to your doctor to get tested in person, be sure to call to help ensure you get the right care and limit unnecessary exposure to others.
If a doctor determines you should be tested for COVID-19, the diagnostic test cost will be covered in full through Cigna, UHC or Kaiser. Note that you may have to pay the regular cost of a doctor’s visit until it’s determined that you have the virus. Any necessary follow-up care will be covered by the regular terms of your plan, including any deductible, copay or cost sharing.
Another option is to get tested at a lab, like Quest Diagnostics. Just be aware that Intuit’s medical plans don’t cover testing if it’s not prescribed by a doctor.
If deemed medically necessary (you have symptoms or you’ve been exposed), LabCorp at-home test kits are covered under all Intuit medical plans. Be sure to input your insurance info when you order the kit.
Use telemedicine to connect with a doctor by video or phone from anywhere and avoid going to the doctor’s office. Call Amwell at 1-855-667-9722 or MDLIVE at 1-888-726-3171, or connect with either through myCigna.com.