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Call ahead: If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your healthcare provider first before seeking medical care so that can advise you on next steps.
The State of California is taking some steps to ensure that cost does not inhibit an enrollee's access to medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19. This includes instructing health insurance plans and health insurance companies regulated by the state that they should waive any cost-sharing for all medical necessary screening and testing for COVID-19. The State does not regulate certain health insurance plans offered through employment or the Medicare program. If you are concerned about the potential cost of screening and testing for COVID-19, please contact your health insurance company.
Call ahead: If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, please call your local county public health department or your usual source of health care for additional instructions for any screening or testing.
Your information is confidential and will only be utilized to limit further spread of the virus and support appropriate treatment.