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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

UniCare remains deeply committed to supporting you and protecting your overall health and well-being.


COVID-19 vaccination coverage after the Public Health Emergency
Since the public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023, UniCare covers COVID-19 vaccinations with no member cost.
If you have questions or would like support, call us at the Member Services number on your ID card.
Coverage for COVID-19 testing
COVID-19 testing coverage after the end of the public health emergency
After May 11, 2023, UniCare plans cover medically necessary COVID-19 testing and the care visit where the test takes place, but member costs may apply. Please talk to a doctor first to be certain you need a COVID‑19 test. A doctor must order a COVID-19 test for you.

Over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

Diagnostic tests are for people who have symptoms of COVID-19. They also are for people who have no symptoms but know or suspect that they have recently been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
You may be able to order four free COVID-19 at-home test kits from the U.S. government. Test kits will ship to your home for free. Visit to find out more.
Since the public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023, new purchases of over-the-counter tests are no longer reimbursed by your health plan. However, if your receipt is from May 11, 2023, or earlier, you can still submit a claim for reimbursement. Follow this link to submit a claim, or log in to the SydneySM Health mobile app, go to Claims, and choose Submit a Claim.


COVID-19 treatment

UniCare will help you coordinate COVID-19 care.

People who are diagnosed with COVID-19 may have long-term symptoms. UniCare case management nurses are ready to help coordinate care for long-term symptoms of COVID-19. If you’d like additional support, please call the Member Services number on your ID card and ask for a UniCare Case Management Nurse.


Helpful Resources
Stay informed by checking these resources for up-to-date information about COVID-19, especially if you’re thinking about traveling.