How To Get Your At-Home COVID-19 Test For Free

In response to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, all Americans can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests through the new federal website COVIDtests.gov.

It’s a good idea to order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

Beginning January 15, 2022, Community First Medicare Members will be able to purchase over-the-counter (at-home) COVID-19 tests authorized by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at no cost. Members should get their at-home COVID-19 test kits at a Community First network pharmacy counter to ensure that the kits are processed properly and that Members have no out-of-pocket costs at the point of sale.

If you purchase an over-the-counter COVID-19 test from a pharmacy, store, or online and are charged for your test, you can submit a claim to be reimbursed by Community First Health Plans. Keep your receipt and complete the Community First Health Care Benefit Claim Form.

COVID-19 test kits will be covered at a reimbursement rate of up to $12 per test, with a limit of eight tests per covered Member every 30 days.

Examples of FDA authorized at-home COVID-19 tests include, but are not limited to:

  • BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test
  • CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
  • Ellume COVID-19 Home Test
  • Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
  • iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
  • InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Test
  • QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test

For more information, please call Member Services at 1-833-434-2347.

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