Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania (PA) Community HealthChoices (CHC) is now covering at-home COVID-19 test kits (test kits) for our Participants. Below is information to help you understand how to get test kits, and how to receive payment (reimbursement) for kits you already bought.
If you have any questions about this information, please call Participant Services at 1-855-235-5115, or TTY at 1-855-235-5112. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What you need to know as an AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC Participant
A. Getting your at-home COVID-19 test kits (test kits):
Not all are covered, but many test kits are covered. The Pharmacy can help you with which test kits are covered by AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC.
You will not need a prescription unless your Pharmacy requires you to have one. Please talk with your Pharmacy.
There is not a copay for the test kits that AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC covers (pays for). AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC will pay for them and there is no cost to you.
Yes, each Participant of AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC can get up to 8 tests every 30 days.
No. Each Participant can only get up to 8 tests in a 30 day period.
You must get your test kits from an AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC network Pharmacy. You can find the network Pharmacy closest to you on our AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC Pharmacy Directory page.
No. AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC cannot cover (pay for) test kits from an online store.
Process to get your COVID-19 test kits:
- Find a Pharmacy that is in the AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC network. Go to the AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC Pharmacy directory page to find a network Pharmacy near you.
- Follow the Pharmacy’s instructions of where to check out (for example, at the Pharmacy counter or the retail counter).
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to show the ID Card for each AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC Participant in your family you are getting kits for. For example, if you are getting your maximum 8 tests, and you want to get the maximum 8 tests for your spouse, you will need to show your ID Card and your spouse’s ID Card at the Pharmacy.
No, this is not the same program.
Whether or not you get the free test kits from www.COVIDtests.gov or from https://special.usps.com/testkits, you can still get the test kits that are covered (paid for) by AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC.
B. If you already bought and paid for COVID-19 test kits:
You can get money back (be reimbursed), for up to 8 tests purchased per Participant in a 30-day period, if:
- you bought your test kit(s) between August 30, 2021 and February 13, 2022, and
- you were a Participant of AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC on the date you bought the test kit(s), and
- you have your receipts and necessary documentation.
For information about how to request your money back (for reimbursement), go to the reimbursement for medicine page on the AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC website.
All requests for payment of test kits (reimbursement) need to go through the reimbursement for medicine process, as outlined on the AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC website. Each request is reviewed for payment (reimbursement). If approved, please allow at least 6-8 weeks for your payment to be received.
Most of the test kits that are approved by the FDA or approved under the Emergency Use Authorization are covered when all of the requirements in Question/Answer 1B are met. Please put your request through the reimbursement for medicine process. We will let you know if it is not covered.
Test kit(s) bought between August 30, 2021 and February 13, 2022 are eligible for reimbursement. Please see Question/Answer 1B for what is required.
If all of the requirements in Question/Answer 1B are met, please see the reimbursement for medicine page on the AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC website for information about how you will be paid (reimbursed). PLEASE NOTE: All of the requirements in Question/Answer 1B must be met before AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC can approve your payment (reimbursement).
Please allow at least 6-8 weeks for payment.
You can find this information on the reimbursement for medicine page of the AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC website.
No. You must have all of this information in order to get your money back (be reimbursed).
Please put your request through the reimbursement for medicine process. We will let you know if it is not covered.
No. The test kit(s) must have been bought on or after August 30, 2021, and not after February 13, 2022.
You would need to check with that health insurance plan.
Please go to the AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC Pharmacy directory to find other network pharmacies near you.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) website to learn more about the illness and how to help stop its spread. The CDC also offers information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in other languages and formats.
You can also visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) website for information specific to Pennsylvania, including information on how to get tested for COVID-19.
To help Participants get the best care possible, AmeriHealth Caritas PA CHC is currently covering telemedicine when offered by your doctor. Talk with your doctor about telemedicine options.
Refill of medicines
You may be able to get additional supply of certain maintenance medicines. Talk with your doctor or pharmacy. Also, ask your pharmacy about prescription delivery. Many pharmacies are now offering new delivery options due to COVID-19 concerns.
If you need to see a dentist, please call the dentist you usually see. The dentist should be able to talk with you about how you can get care.
If your dentist is closed, please be sure to listen to the entire message on the dentist’s voicemail. Most dentists are giving instructions on how you can reach them on the voicemail.