Care and Services Available for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 vaccinations

Vaccine coverage. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, and slow spread of the virus. AmeriHealth New Jersey covers the cost of administering vaccines with no cost share (such as co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance) for members regardless of where the vaccine is given. For a vaccine distribution site near you, visit

Booster coverage. A COVID-19 booster shot is an additional dose of the vaccine that is given after the protection provided by the original shot(s) has begun to decrease over time. AmeriHealth New Jersey covers the cost of administering booster shots with no cost-share. You can visit for a distribution site near you.

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Symptoms and testing

Check your symptoms. If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, call your doctor. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more details on symptoms, including those for people who already received a COVID-19 vaccination.

Testing is covered.¹ AmeriHealth New Jersey covers the cost for diagnostic and antibody testing until 90 days after the end of both the state of emergency and public health emergency declared by the State of New Jersey. AmeriHealth NJ will also cover the cost of at-home tests in accordance with the Biden Administration’s program². Check back soon for details about how to obtain tests without having to pay upfront and how to be reimbursed for eligible over-the-counter COVID-19 tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022. Members are encouraged to keep their receipts for tests purchased January 15 or later.

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Visit a doctor from anywhere.² All in-network telemedicine services are covered at no cost until 90 days after the end of both the state of emergency and public health emergency declared by the State of New Jersey.

MDLive.² You can also schedule a telemedicine appointment with a doctor 24/7 with MDLIVE¹ at no cost. MDLIVE doctors can assess your symptoms and help with next steps. Register or login at

Getting care

Treatment.3 Member cost share applies for in-network, inpatient treatment of COVID-19.

Pre-authorizations. Pre-authorization is temporarily suspended for transfers from acute, in-network, inpatient facilities to post-acute in-network facilities for any diagnosis through Jan. 31, 2022.

Your emotional health

Feeling stressed?  Community health outbreaks may cause stress and anxiety  You can get On To Better Health, our online program for conditions like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Our holistic wellness program, Embrace Well-being, also provides incentives and tools to help you get well and resources to help you stay well. Login to your account at

Virtual visits for mental health.² 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 at no cost until 90 days after the end of both the state of emergency and public health emergency declared by the State of New Jersey. Visit to find a provider.

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Staying healthy

Wear a mask. Public officials and health experts are urging us to wear masks indoors or in large crowds, regardless of vaccination status. COVID-19 and its variants mainly spreads from droplets released into the air when we cough, sneeze, or talk.

Practice social distancing. Limit close contact with anyone outside of your household. Even if you are wearing a mask, it’s still recommended you stay at least six feet from others when in public, or about two arm’s length apart.

Wash your hands regularly. Viruses can spread from touching recently contaminated surfaces and then touching your face. Washing your hands is one of the most importance defenses against the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Keep hand sanitizer on you for when you don’t have access to soap and water.

Beat COVID-19 Videos

AmeriHealth New Jersey is committed to providing its members with comprehensive information and resources on COVID-19. These videos from our Senior Medical Director, Dr. Frank Urbano discuss important health and wellness topics related to COVID-19.

News and Updates

Are you a business owner or broker? Check out our COVID-19 Business Hub.

Are you a doctor or health system? Visit the COVID-19 Provider Hub.

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¹The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act mandate that member cost sharing (deductible, co-pays and coinsurance) is waived both in and out-of-network for the testing and diagnosis of COVID-19 through the public health emergency. When the public health emergency referenced by the FFCRA and CARES Act ends, the waiver of cost sharing for out-of-network COVID-19 testing and diagnosis will end. The waiver of cost sharing for in network testing and diagnosis of COVID-19 will continue until 90 days after the end of both the state of emergency and public health emergency declared by the State of New Jersey in response to COVID-19. For High Deductible Health Plans, in-network cost sharing waivers for inpatient COVID-19 treatment detailed above will remain in effect through the public health emergency unless prohibited by law.

²If you have coverage through your employer, benefits and coverages may vary. Please check with them about how these programs apply.

3Member cost-share is waived for in-network, acute in-patient treatment of COVID-19 through December 31, 2021.