Curative to require proof of insurance for COVID-19 testing

Staff Report 

HAYS COUNTY – Those who are looking to get a COVID-19 test at a Curative site will need to provide proof of insurance. 

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that it is no longer able to accept claims for COVID-19 testing of uninsured patients due to lack of funding. Effective immediately,  Curative testing sites in Hays county are no longer able to provide free tests for uninsured patients. Claims for COVID testing and treatment will stop being accepted on March 22 at 11:59 p.m, according to HRSA.

Patients will be required to provide identification and insurance information to schedule a testing appointment online or on-site registration. The test will continue to be provided at no out-of-pocket cost upon proof of insurance.

The Hays County Local Health Department encourages uninsured individuals to check with their healthcare provider or other testing locations in advance to learn how this announcement impacts them.

For more information, please visit https://www.hrsa.gov/CovidUninsuredClaim

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