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Coverage of COVID-19 At-Home Kits

Kaiser Members:  

  • Members have the option to pick up self-tests at no cost from retail pharmacies. You’ll need to take the test to the pharmacy counter and show your photo ID and Kaiser Permanente ID card. Click here for a list of participating pharmacies. Availability of tests may vary.
  • Members can also get reimbursed for self-tests obtained outside Kaiser Permanente. Learn how to submit a claim in our self-test reimbursement FAQs.

Indemnity Participants:

  • Carpenters Health and Welfare Trust Fund will reimburse eligible Plan Participants for over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, regardless of whether you have a prescription or order from a health care provider.
  • Coverage is available if you have symptoms of COVID or have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
  • The Plan pays 100% for the test kit if you use a participating pharmacy with Express Scripts. Simply present your medical/prescription card at the pharmacy counter to receive the free test kits. If you purchased your test kits at a participating pharmacy without presenting your medical/prescription card, download a claim form here.  
  • A prior authorization is not required.
  • A test kit or any COVID-19 test for employment purposes is not covered by the Plan.
  • Please note, the maximum number of tests covered by the Plan is 8 test kits in a 30-day period, per individual.

Free COVID-19 tests are also available to every U.S. home. Order yours from COVIDtests.gov.

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