LifeWise wants to help you get the care you need during the pandemic and for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Oregon COVID-19 vaccination roll-out is in progress. The FDA and a national scientific safety work group has recommended approval of the vaccines currently in use.
LifeWise follows the guidance of the state and federal governments, plus the FDA and CDC, on the COVID-19 vaccines and is ready to begin processing claims for the administrative fees. For up-to-date information, go to:
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC)Oregon Department of Health COVID Information (ODOH)
Vaccine availability is changing as more vaccines are being distributed to the states. If you aren’t a resident of Oregon, check every state’s
vaccine plan. Further testing of the current approved vaccines is necessary before children under 16 can get the vaccine.
Get Oregon’s phases and timing, which differs slightly from CDC.
Here are resources for finding vaccines in your area:
The government has mandated that the cost of the vaccine will be $0 for everyone in the U.S. Cost for administering the vaccine will be covered by insurance (or waived for those without coverage). Providers may bill an insurance company for administrative
You might need a doctor to prescribe the vaccine for certain phases. Check with your provider.
Most states are now requiring proof of residency for any COVID vaccination. That may include a driver’s license or utility bill showing your current address.
LifeWise will waive copays, deductibles, and coinsurance for the following COVID-19 related support.
See the section with important dates for when some of these benefits will end.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or need care for mental health, a cold, allergies, a rash or other non-emergency situations, please use virtual visits or care first to avoid possible exposure. Many doctors and providers offer virtual visits during the pandemic
or you can contact the 24-Hour NurseLine. Find care now.
NOTE: Only in-person clinics or providers can diagnose or test for COVID-19.
We understand the need to fill your prescriptions without going out. You have options.
We’ve lifted our refill-too-soon policy to make sure you have necessary medications on hand. Just tell your pharmacist you need more. There are some exceptions to this, so ask your pharmacist.
You can also use mail order to get a 90-day supply of many medications.
We follow state and federal law. As such, our coverage policies will change on these dates.
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Can I get tested?
We understand you want to know if you’ve had COVID-19. A doctor must determine that you meet the criteria for testing based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and order testing.
To avoid possible spread, you should not go to a lab for testing without an order from your doctor.
I wasn’t tested for COVID. Is my appointment still covered in full?
If your doctor doesn’t determine that you met the CDC criteria for COVID-19 testing and/or diagnosis, your regular cost shares (copay, coinsurance, and/or deductible) will be applied to your visit.
Is drive-through testing covered?
Your test is covered the same whether you’re in the car or in a lab.
Are masks and supplies covered?
Masks are typically not covered by your health plan nor an eligible expense for your health savings account. They may be flexible spending account or health saving account eligible if you have a letter of medical necessity from your healthcare provider.
Is other help available?
Oregon Coronavirus Response includes resources for residents, such as financial, food, housing, and wellbeing services, among others.