COVID-19 Home Testing Kits


As of January 15, 2022, Ambetter Members can get COVID-19 Home Testing  kits at no cost. The best way to get a testing kit is to go to one of Ambetter’s in-network pharmacies. If you purchase a testing kit outside of Ambetter’s in-network pharmacies, you will simply complete a Member Reimbursement Form - OTC Covid Test (PDF). The following FAQs will assist you in this process. (updated 3/1/22) 

Yes. Ambetter is making COVID-19 tests available at no cost if you go to an in-network pharmacy. Also, the Biden Administration is making free tests available by the United States Postal Service.  Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Please visit https://www.covidtests.gov/
for more information. 

Effective, March 7, 2022, every home in the U.S. will be able to order an additional set of 4 tests from https://www.covidtests.gov/.

To receive a COVID-19 test directly shipped to you at no cost from an in-network pharmacy, please contact your in-network pharmacy to process your benefits and arrange mailing.  

Ambetter is currently working with our pharmacy partners to ensure the COVID-19 tests are available at no cost if you go to an in-network pharmacy.  If you purchased the at-home COVID-19 test at the pharmacy we will reimburse you for the cost of the test after you complete the Member Reimbursement Form - OTC Covid Test (PDF).

The reimbursement will be limited up to the amount set in the federal guidance ($12, or the cost of the test if less than $12, per test per covered individual) released on January 10, 2022.

If you purchased a kit prior to January 15, 2022, Ambetter will reimburse when accompanied by a physician prescription.

Yes, if you purchased the at-home COVID-19 test at any location outside of our pharmacies (e.g., Amazon, grocery store, etc.), we will reimburse you for the cost of the test after you complete the Member Reimbursement Form - OTC Covid Test (PDF).

The reimbursement will be limited up to the amount set in the federal guidance ($12, or the cost of the test if less than $12, per test per covered individual) released on January 10, 2022.

If you purchased a kit prior to January 15, 2022, Ambetter will reimburse when accompanied by a physician prescription.

Please print an image of the digital receipt along with the member reimbursement form.  If you are unable to produce a digital receipt, please put the order or invoice number for the purchase on the reimbursement form for tracking and validation. 

Yes, Ambetter will only cover 8 at-home COVID-19 tests obtained over-the-counter per covered individual in a 30 day period, consistent with the federal guidance released on January 10, 2022. 

If you have questions please call us and we can assist.