Medicare now covers over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, at no cost to you.


Medicare has a new initiative that will cover up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests each calendar month, at no cost to you. Learn more below!


Who is eligible?


Medicare will cover these tests if you have Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.

Medicare won’t cover over-the-counter COVID-19 tests if you only have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) coverage, but you may be able to get free tests through other programs.


Is there really no charge to me?


That's correct. Up to 8 over-the-counter tests are covered by Medicare each calendar month if you are eligible. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to receive my tests?

We estimate no more than 7-10 days.

What brand of tests will I receive?

You will receive tests from one of the leading manufacturers of Covid-19 rapid tests.

Where are these tests made?

These tests are manufactured by FDA EUA authorized manufacturers.

Can someone else I know also receive test kits?

Yes, as long as they are also an elligible Medicare beneficiary.

What is the expiration date for these tests?

They're good until July 2023.

How many tests can I order?

You can order up to 8 tests per calendar month.

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