Care and Services Available for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


Symptoms and testing

Check your symptoms. If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever, cough, or have trouble breathing, call your doctor. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more details on symptoms.

Testing is free. AmeriHealth New Jersey will cover the cost for testing. First, contact your doctor or state health department. They will screen you based on CDC guidelines. Then they may issue a lab order for the test, although due to a shortage of tests they may also treat you with a request to self-isolate and use over-the-counter medications.

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Virtual visits

Talk to a doctor 24/7 for free. Schedule a same-day appointment with a doctor 24/7 with MDLIVE¹. MDLIVE doctors can assess your symptoms and help with next steps at no cost to you until June 4, 2020. Register or login at mdlive.amerihealthnj.com. Telemedicine services from your primary care physician are also covered at no cost.

Specialists are available. The CDC recommends that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. Ask your specialist if your visit can be done over the phone or video. If so, office visit cost-sharing and referrals will apply, based on your health plan. This also includes urgent care, nutritionists, and therapists (occupational, physical, speech). Therapy visits must be done via video.



Getting care

Treatment. Contact your doctor to help relieve COVID-19. All medically necessary health care costs to treat infectious diseases, including COVID-19, will be covered based on the terms of your plan.

Postpone non-urgent care. Talk with your doctor about delaying elective procedures and non-urgent care. If you already have approval for a prior authorization, it will be extended for six months to allow time for you to reschedule.

Check your medications. Check to make sure you have enough medications. Call your doctor if you need refills. Refill limits, such as the “refill too soon” limit, have been temporarily lifted. Many neighborhood pharmacies are now offering free home delivery. View a list of locations.



Your emotional health

Feeling stressed? Community health outbreaks may cause stress and anxiety. Visit this site for tips on how to handle.

Virtual visits for mental health.¹ If you have mental health benefits through AmeriHealth New Jersey, you can talk to an in-network mental health counselor online or on the phone. The cost will be the same as a mental health specialist visit. Call the number on the back of your ID card or visit amerihealthnj.com to find a provider.







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¹For employers who are self-insured, coverages may vary. If you have coverage through your employer, please check with them about how these programs apply.