Medicare no longer covers at-home COVID tests. Some insurance companies have decided to continue to cover the costs of COVID tests for their members. We can only know if your insurance company covers the tests by trying to submit a claim and viewing the insurance company’s response.
Premier Drugstore participates in direct billing and offers free at-home covid tests for those with an insurance plan that allows for direct billing. We currently have Flowflex COVID-19 tests from Acon Labs. No prescription required. Just walk in and ask for your free tests…….or fill out the form below and have them shipped to you at no charge! You will receive your tests in just a few days. This offer is only valid in the 50 United States.
If your insurance company requires you to pay up front and then get reimbursed, you can purchase your tests from us and then file for reimbursement. Purchase COVID-19 At-Home Tests for Reimbursement here.
Here are some links to get reimbursed if you have these plans:
Kaiser Permanente will not pay outside providers for COVID-19 at-home tests. We have tried and they reject the claims.
Most state Medicaid programs will not allow for us to bill directly up front. Most will require that the provider issuing the tests to their members be a provider in their state. If you have Medicaid, you may have better luck with a local independent pharmacy in your state. We are located in Georgia and can service Medicaid recipients in Georgia. We are not in network with Fidelis in New York.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THESE TESTS. If your insurance company does not allow for direct billing, we will notify you of your options before proceeding. We WILL NOT send you tests and then send you a bill later for them. Submitting the request WILL NOT cost you anything.
We are an award winning pharmacy that has been in business for years. We are aware that there are some fake COVID tests out there. We are a licensed pharmacy that only purchases from licensed drug wholesalers and manufacturers. The fake Flowflex tests are in a blue box. Ours are from the real manufacturer, so they are in a white box. Our wholesalers currently have plenty of the tests in stock, but if there is a new wave of COVID, they will probably run out quickly.
IF YOU ARE AN UNINSURED DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT AND NEED A COVID TEST, YOU CAN VISIT COBB & DOUGLAS PUBLIC HEALTH.
The FlowFlex COVID-19 antigen test is a rapid test used for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens in anterior nasal specimens. Intended for self-testing use at home and available for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) only. Carefully read the instructions before performing this COVID-19 test on you or a loved one. Failure to follow the instructions may result in inaccurate test results.
ACON Laboratories, Inc. is the only legal manufacturer of the FDA EUA Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test.
This COVID-19 test product has not been FDA cleared or approved but has been authorized by FDA under an EUA.This product has been authorized only for the detection of proteins from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens.The emergency use of this product is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of IVDs for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the declaration is terminated, or authorization is revoked sooner.
For more information on EUAs please visit: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization
For the most up to date information on COVID-19, please visit: www.cdc.gov/COVID19
Flowflex COVID-19 At Home Antigen Test Overview:
Easy-to-use nasal swab test
Requires just 1 test
Can be used to test children as young as 2 years old
For use with and without COVID-19 symptoms
Accurate results in 15 minutes
No need to send off to a lab to obtain results
Compact packaging for “On-The-Go” testing
Flowflex Covid 19 Test How To
FAQ’s about the Flowflex COVID-19 At Home Antigen Test
1) What is the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test?
The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test is a rapid test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens in anterior nasal specimens. It is intended for self-testing use. For use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) only.
2) How does this test work?
This test uses a nasal swab sample to determine the presence or absence of COVID-19 antigens in nasal samples. For a demonstration on how this test works, watch the instructional video.
3) What is the difference between Antigen, Molecular, and Antibody tests?
There are different kinds of tests for COVID-19. Molecular tests (also known as PCR tests) detect genetic material from the virus. Antigen tests, such as the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test detect proteins from the virus. Antigen tests are very specific for the COVID-19 virus but are not as sensitive as molecular tests. This means that a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not rule out infection. If your test result is negative, you should discuss with your healthcare provider whether an additional molecular test is necessary and if you should continue isolating at home. Another type of test is an antibody test. A COVID-19 antibody test detects antibodies that have been produced by your immune system in response to a previous COVID-19 infection or vaccination. Antibody tests are not suitable for diagnosing an active COVID-19 infection.
For more information on the different kinds of COVID-19 tests, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumerupdates/coronavirus-disease-2019-testing-basics
4) What is the age range for this test?
This test is authorized for nonprescription home use with self-collected (unobserved) direct anterior nasal (NS) swab specimens from individuals aged 14 years and older or with adult-collected anterior NS samples from individuals aged 2 years or older.
5) Will this test work if I do not have COVID-19 symptoms?
This test is intended for individuals with or without symptoms or other epidemiological reasons to suspect COVID-19.
Full FAQ available below under “Resources” from the manufacturer AconLabs
If you are looking for info on COVID-19 vaccines instead, click here.