On this page, you will find information on COVID-19 and related Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan (USFHP) coverage.
The public health emergency for COVID-19 has been renewed through January 12, 2023. All coverage, costs and benefits affected by the public health emergency as indicated on this webpage will continue until that date.
COVID-19 vaccine information by state:
Johns Hopkins University and Medicine:
Coronavirus Resource Center
Everyone age 6 months and older can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone age 5 and older can also receive a booster dose. Vaccine and booster authorization and guidelines.
- Johns Hopkins USFHP members will have no cost share for an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine when received from an in-network provider or Walgreens pharmacy.
- Click your state’s link above to find your vaccine information and locations.
Get the care you need without leaving home. Talk to your provider about using telehealth services. You can also use Johns Hopkins OnDemand Virtual Care for video visits from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends.
Effective Sept. 6, 2022, the temporary waiver of copayments and cost-shares for telehealth services will end.
Here is how telehealth services will be covered moving forward:
- Active duty family members and retirees with Medicare will still have a $0 copay.
- The copay for other members depends on the visit and the provider type. Telehealth visits will be the same copay as an in-person visit would be. Most providers will collect the copay up front.
- Johns Hopkins OnDemand visits have the same copay as primary care office visits. Cost share information is available at I’m a Member > My Benefits.
- Testing for COVID-19 is covered when symptomatic and referred by your physician.
- Johns Hopkins USFHP covers COVID-19 tests ordered by a Johns Hopkins USFHP-authorized provider. Your health care provider will decide if you need a test based on your exposure risk, symptoms and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please do not go to a hospital or clinic and ask to be tested without a medical order.
- The test must be performed at a Johns Hopkins USFHP-authorized lab or facility. Johns Hopkins USFHP recommends that you find a free testing center instead of using an urgent care center. See the links to your state’s testing websites:
- Members will have no cost shares (copay, co-insurance and deductible) for COVID-19 testing or for visits associated with COVID-19 evaluation that leads to testing.
- No prior authorization requirement for COVID-19 testing.
Not Covered Tests
There is a cost if you receive a test that is not ordered by your provider. Per TRICARE guidelines, Johns Hopkins USFHP does not cover testing that is not primarily intended for diagnosis and/or treatment of COVID-19.
- Public health surveillance
- General workplace health and safety
- Return to work or school
- Mass transportation (e.g., bus, train, vanpool)
- Personal or leisure travel
- Curiosity or personal interest
- Offer by a third party for “free” testing unrelated to medical necessity
- To determine a donor’s ability to donate blood or plasma
At-Home Test Kits
- TRICARE covers the cost of at-home test kits that are authorized by the FDA and ordered by a Johns Hopkins USFHP-authorized provider for a medically necessary purpose, such as exhibition of symptoms. TRICARE is reviewing the latest guidance on at-home testing kits in order to identify whether any changes to the current policy are warranted. As a reminder, TRICARE reminds all beneficiaries to follow currently approved TRICARE requirements for COVID-19 testing.You can order four free at-home tests online directly from the federal government.
Walgreens limiting hours, closing some stores
Due to surges in COVID-19 cases and a shortage of labor, Walgreens has adjusted operating hours at, or temporarily closed, a limited number of stores. While the vast majority of Walgreens locations are open and operating with normal hours, Johns Hopkins USFHP members may encounter unexpected changes.
Early refill restrictions waived on prescription for at least 30-day supplies
Members can also consider getting a 90-day supply of maintenance medications you take on a regular basis. Visit COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Pharmacy Questions or our Pharmacy & Prescription Drug Benefits page to learn more about your prescription coverage.