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At-Home COVID-19 Tests

For members of the following plans:

VNSNY CHOICE Total (HMO D-SNP)
VNSNY CHOICE EasyCare Plus (HMO D-SNP)
VNSNY CHOICE EasyCare (HMO) plans

Here is how to get your at-home COVID-19 tests.

  1. Every home in the U.S. can now order two sets of four free at-home COVID-19 tests to be delivered to your home. If an order was already placed for your address, you can place a second order now. Limited to two orders per residential household.
  1. People who have Medicare Part B – Starting on April 4, 2022, you can receive up to eight individual at-home COVID-19 Over-the-Counter (OTC) tests per calendar month from participating pharmacies and health care providers. The tests are covered through your Medicare Part B benefit at no cost. Bring the test to the pharmacy counter and show the pharmacist your Medicare ID card (the red, white, and blue card). Do NOT use the register at the front of the store.

    Medicare Health Insurance card

    At-home COVID-19 OTC tests must be FDA authorized. Check the link to see which tests are FDA-authorized. The list may change as new tests are approved.

  2. Members of CHOICE Total, CHOICE EasyCare Plus and CHOICE EasyCare Medicare plans if you purchased at-home COVID-19 OTC tests from January 15, 2022 – April 3, 2022, you can submit a receipt to VNSNY CHOICE for reimbursement using the Request Repayment for at-home COVID-19 OTC Tests form. Up to eight individual tests a month are eligible for reimbursement.

If you need help filing a reimbursement form. Call us at 1-866-783-1444 (TTY: 711).

Note: Tests are counted by individual tests and not by package. For example, if a kit contains two tests, it counts as two tests.

To receive a reimbursement, at-home COVID-19 OTC tests must be FDA authorized. Check the link to see which tests are FDA-authorized. The list may change as new tests are approved.


For members of VNSNY CHOICE MLTC:

Here is how to get your at-home COVID-19 tests.

  1. Every home in the U.S. can now order two sets of four free at-home COVID-19 tests to be delivered to your home. If an order was already placed for your address, you can place a second order now. Limited to two orders per residential household.
  1. At-Home COVID-19 Over-the-Counter (OTC) tests are covered through your New York State (NYS) Medicaid Benefit card. Bring the test to the pharmacy counter and show the pharmacist your Medicaid ID. Do not use the register at the front of the store.

Note: At-home COVID-19 OTC tests must be FDA authorized. Check the link to see which tests are FDA-authorized. The list may change as new tests are approved.