Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coverage for Medicare and Dual Advantage


With your Medicare Advantage plan, we are waiving your costs for the following care:

    • COVID-19 treatment from April 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, including inpatient and outpatient services. Starting on June 1, 2021, your usual plan cost shares will apply.
    • COVID-19 diagnostic tests, including serology or antibody tests, and visits to get the test, for the duration of the public emergency. (See below for more information.)
    • COVID-19 screening related tests (e.g., influenza tests, blood tests, etc.) performed during a provider visit that results in an order for, or administration of, diagnostic testing for COVID-19. This is also for the duration of the public emergency.
    • COVID-19 Vaccine with no prior authorization required.
    • Virtual care until May 31, 2021. Starting on June 1, 2021, your usual plan cost shares will apply.


COVID-19 Testing

Is COVID-19 testing covered by Medicare?
  • YES, at this time Medicare will cover COVID-19 testing when performed in an official testing location.
  • YES, when the test is ordered by a physician, non-physician practitioner, pharmacist, or other authorized health care professional.
Is there a cost to the COVID-19 testing provided in the locations that are covered by Medicare?
  • NO, members will not have any liability for these official tests. 
Is member reimbursement available for at-home COVID-19 tests bought over the counter?
  • We continue to carefully monitor the pandemic and evaluate how best to serve our members during these unprecedented times. At this time, Wellcare By Fidelis Care is not reimbursing members for COVID-19 at-home test kits purchased independently online or from a retailer.
  • We encourage our members to receive COVID-19 tests at official testing sites by health care professionals at no cost.
Where can I locate a free at-home COVID-19 test?
  • Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
  • You can order your tests now at Covidtests.gov
Where can I locate an at-home COVID-19 test to purchase?
  • Members can use this website that allows them to search for websites and stores that have COVID-19 tests in stock for sale,. These tests are NOT covered.