Member Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests

March 14, 2022

What is New?
This is a notification to our Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Medicaid providers that our Medicaid plans will cover the member’s FDA-authorized over-the-counter COVID-19 tests purchased, beginning January 4, 2022. There is no cost to our members for up to 4 tests a month per person.

If our member is unsure if a test kit is FDA-authorized, they may ask the pharmacist for help.

Members may also request free over-the-counter COVID-19 tests through the federal government’s site. These tests do not count toward the four tests per covered member every 30 days under your Texas Medicaid coverage.

For questions or additional information, please:
• Contact your BCBSTX Medicaid Network team at 1-855-212-1615, or
• Submit via email to Texas Medicaid Network Department


The above material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the appropriate course of treatment. References to other third-party sources or organizations are not a representation, warranty or endorsement of such organization. Any questions regarding those organizations should be addressed to them directly. The fact that a service or treatment is described in this material is not a guarantee that the service or treatment is a covered benefit and members should refer to their certificate of coverage for more details, including benefits, limitations and exclusions. Regardless of benefits, the final decision about any service or treatment is between the member and their health care provider.