COVID-19 Testing and Cost-Saving Resources

November 12th, 2020

Protecting the health of you and your family during this time is very important and your Liberty HealthShare community is here to support you when someone in your household is in need. This is why when you or loved one needs testing, including COVID-19 testing, we are here to offer you cost-saving resources and support.

COVID-19 Testing is Eligible for Sharing

If you or someone included on your Liberty HealthShare membership are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider.

Eligible medical expenses related to the testing and treatment of COVID-19  including testing, labs, emergency room, hospital, etc. can be shared according to our guidelines and your program level and are subject to your Annual Unshared Amount (AUA).    

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing may be eligible for sharing for pre-procedure/pre-surgery testing as indicated or required by a healthcare provider and is subject to the AUA.  Antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 is not eligible for sharing.

Use Cost-Savings Research to Find Reasonably Priced Testing

Many COVID-19 tests are available at no or low-cost health centers and pharmacies nationwide. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is provided for Americans, including self-pay patients.

When seeking testing, you should first contact your healthcare provider or your state or local public health department for further information on community-based testing sites. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers a link to find a health center near you for available COVID-19 screening and testing.

Finding a reasonably priced testing option is beneficial to you and it is an important way to be a responsible healthsharing member for your community. Our members rely on the community’s collective SharePower to share into each other’s needs, so it’s important to remember that our members have limited resources.

Source: HHS