Over-the-counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 tests are not covered by Medicare, but Medicaid coverage for those tests may be available for dually eligible members, including those enrolled in a dual eligible special needs plan (D-SNP). To see if Medicaid covers OTC at-home COVID-19 tests for you, call the phone number on your member ID card.
Also, most UnitedHealthcare D-SNPs have an OTC benefit that can be used to get at-home COVID-19 tests. To see if your D-SNP includes this benefit, sign in to your account for more information.
All UnitedHealthcare D-SNPs also cover, with a $0 cost share, COVID-19 tests that are ordered by a health care provider.
Free testing availability
Through the Federal government, each household can order two shipments of 4 free OTC at-home COVID-19 tests directly from covidtests.gov. Learn more about this offer at covidtests.gov.
As always, COVID-19 testing is free when you go to a COVID-19 testing location instead of testing at home. Find a COVID-19 testing location near you.