CVS is offering free COVID-19 testing, “Video Visit” telemedicine services, and Accendo Medicare Supplement plans for beneficiaries. This plan offers a 14% household discount! Discover which states have CVS COVID-19 testing, how to schedule your test, and how to evaluate your medical condition from the safety of your home. Furthermore, you will discover the Medigap Plans offered by Accendo and which states these plans are available.
CVS Health COVID-19 Testing
As of September 2021, CVS Health has more than 4,800 COVID-19 testing locations in 35 states across the country and the District of Columbia. The COVID-19 test is free for legal residents age 18 or older in all states except the following:
- North Dakota
- South Dekota
- West Virginia
How does CVS COVID-19 Testing Work?
First, you schedule a COVID-19 test by entering your zip code. You fill out a short questionnaire about your date of birth, symptoms, and medical conditions. Then you can select a COVID-19 test site location and time.
Next, fill out a registration form with your personal information. This form includes your name, address, date of birth, gender, email, mobile phone number, medical insurance information, and vehicle information.
On your COVID-19 testing appointment, you stay in your car and follow instructions posted at the site. Testing involves you will inserting a nasal swap into your nostril and twist it for up to 15 seconds, as shown in the photo below. Alternatively, you can have a friend insert the swab for you.
CVS performs a PCR test, which tests for an active Coronavirus infection. The COVID-19 testing lab emails your results within 2-4 days through MyChart.
How to Stay Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic
You can limit your exposure and the spread of Coronavirus by using Medicare Telehealth. CVS provides “Video Visit” telemedicine services to evaluate your medical condition, including symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), from the safety of your home. Video Visit can also evaluate non-urgent illnesses in adults and children over age 2, including the following:
- Colds & coughs
- Minor injuries
- Sinus infections
- Skin conditions
- Sore throat
- Upset stomach
- UTIs & bladder infections
Medical services can be expensive, especially for seniors. A Medicare Supplement Plan pays the $1484 Part A hospital deductible and 20% of medical costs not covered by Original Medicare. With an Accendo Medicare Supplement, you can now get an affordable Medigap plan.
What is Accendo Medicare Supplement?
Starting on March 13, 2020, Accendo is a new Medicare Supplement Insurance company that offers Medigap Plans A, B, F, G, and N. It’s a subsidiary of CVS Caremark. It has partnered with Aetna to provide Medicare Supplement plans with a 14% household premium discount in the following 15 states:
- North Carolina
- New Jersey
- South Carolina
In addition to Accendo’s record-breaking 14% household discount, it has a fast application process that gives you an instant yes or no. Therefore, you do not have to wait several days to find out whether or not you are approved. To apply for an Accendo Medicare Supplement plan, call Senior Healthcare Direct at 1-855-368-4717 or get your quote.
Last Updated on September 2, 2021 by Brian Kondas