What to know about over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 tests

We’re here to help keep you informed about how to get over-the-counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 tests. Review the information here to learn about OTC at-home COVID-19 testing options that may be available for you.

OTC at-home COVID-19 test coverage

UnitedHealthcare individual and employer group health plan members

Recent updates to Federal guidelines may allow you to purchase COVID-19 tests at little or no cost during the national public health emergency period. Reimbursement details, including reimbursement forms and processes may vary, depending on your specific plan.

Sign in to myuhc.com to learn about your specific benefits and how to get at-home COVID-19 tests. 

UnitedHealthcare Medicare plan members

Members enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage, UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement plans and UnitedHealthcare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and have Medicare Part B now have access to over-the-counter testing for no cost. Learn more

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members

Medicaid members may have access to covered OTC at-home testing depending on state coverage policies. Please call the number on the back of your member ID card to understand coverage in your state. Learn more

Get free OTC at-home COVID-19 tests through the Federal government

Each household can order free OTC at-home COVID-19 tests (16 tests total) through the Federal government. These tests are shipped directly from covidtests.gov.

Learn about this program and other testing resources

Find more COVID-19 guidance from the government at covid.gov

Frequently asked questions

For UnitedHealthcare Medicare plan members

For UnitedHealthcare Community plan members

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