Important information regarding Medicare’s Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test Kit Program – Learn more on our COVID-19 webpage.

COVID-19 Testing & Information

Senior Care Plus member information for Coronavirus 

Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test Information

Senior Care Plus wants to help members better understand the process of getting free over-the-counter COVID-19 tests. Here is what Senior Care Plus members need to know:
How do I get my free over-the-counter COVID-19 tests?
To claim your free free over-the-counter COVID-19 test, you need to follow the steps listed below:
  1. Go to a participating pharmacy like CVS, Walmart, or Walgreens (you can see a full list of participating pharmacies on the Medicare.gov website).
  2. Present your red, white and blue Medicare card at the pharmacy window (not your Senior Care Plus ID card) and ask for up to eight free over-the-counter COVID-19 tests per month.
What if I have already purchased over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits?
The free over-the-counter COVID-19 tests is a Medicare program, not a Senior Care Plus program. Medicare is covering the costs of the free over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits. If you have already purchased over-the-counter COVID-19 test kit, you are encouraged to return unused kits for a refund and follow the process described above.  Additionally, people with Medicare will not be eligible to be reimbursed by Medicare for tests purchased before the April 4, 2022 start of the program.
Where can I learn more about this program?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a detailed Frequently Asked Questions document that you can review here.

COVID-19 Testing Through Renown Health

Our parent company, Renown Health, continues to offer testing to individuals with a lab order.

Visit the Renown website to learn more

Vaccines Provide Protection Against COVID-19

The ongoing distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines have given us hope for our community’s recovery. We encourage our members to consider receiving this vaccine. Hear from Dr. Derek Beenfeldt, Hometown Health’s Chief Medical Officer, about some common questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine.


Our parent company, Renown Health, is proud to have administered more than 80,000 dose one and dose two vaccinations, but has concluded scheduling dose one vaccinations. Our team is honored to have been a part of vaccinating our community. We support out healthcare colleagues who are continuing to provide vaccines, and encourage you to find a vaccination site near you at vaccines.gov/search.


Additional Resources for You

More than ever, it’s important to keep your health and wellbeing a top priority, and we hope you find value in these additional resources:

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Last updated:  April 25 2022