• March 11, 2020 10:17 AM

Does Medi-Cal or private medical insurance plans cover testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Does Medi-Cal or private medical insurance plans cover testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Does Medi-Cal or private medical insurance plans cover testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

On March 5, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom declared, “We have ordered health insurance companies to waive ALL out-of-pocket costs for preventive coronavirus testing.” California is the latest state to order insurance companies to waive out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus testing.

All commercial and Medi-Cal health plans have eliminated out of pocket costs for all medically necessary screening and testing for the COVID-19. This includes waiving cost-sharing for emergency room, urgent care or provider office visits when the purpose of the visit is to be screened and tested for COVID-19.