California COVID-19 Extension

The State of California has issued the following communication:

Continued Access to COVID-19 Tests, Vaccines, and Treatment with No Cost-Sharing

California state laws add six months to the federal PHE requirements on health plans to continue covering COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and treatment from any licensed provider (in- or out-of-network) with no prior authorization or enrollee cost sharing. The federal PHE ends on May 11, 2023, and state laws extend these requirements for six months through November 11, 2023.

After November 11, 2023, enrollees can continue to access COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and treatment with no prior authorization or cost-sharing when they access these services through their health plan’s network. Health plan enrollees can be charged cost-sharing only if these services are provided out of network after November 11, 2023.

Phamatech can help in 2 ways:
1. You can get a drive-up PCR test from Phamatech by scheduling an appointment on our web portal. PCR tests for symptomatic individuals and those individuals with known exposure to COVID-19 are still billable by Phamatech directly to your insurance without up-front payments or co-pays.

2. You can then buy up to (8) eight Rapid Antigen Home Tests per individual, per month, every month, and the devices are reimbursable without co-pays for the next six (6) months. (Please note that with this state-mandated extension, the insurance companies require that you pay for Rapid Antigen Tests up front and then submit a claim for reimbursement yourself. As a Certified Clinical Laboratory, Phamatech will provide whatever documentation that your insurer requires).

Schedule a drive-up appointment for PCR testing here:

Order Rapid Antigen tests from our COVID-19 store:

Phamatech will be with you until the very end of this health crisis.