Medicare is here to help during the COVID-19 emergency. Your health, safety, and welfare are our highest priority. Remember, if you don’t need to go out, it‘s important to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
To help you get the health care you need, while reducing your risk of exposure, Medicare has further temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services — allowing doctors and clinicians to perform dozens more additional services via telehealth. As always, contact your provider first to see if your appointment can be conducted over the phone. If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately.
Here are additional key services Medicare has expanded due to the COVID-19 emergency:
- Lab tests for COVID-19. You pay no out-of-pocket costs.
- All medically necessary hospitalizations. This includes if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 and need to stay in the hospital under quarantine instead of being discharged from the hospital after an inpatient stay.
Learn more about COVID-19 and your Medicare coverage on Medicare.gov.