LifeWise wants to help you get the care you need during the pandemic and for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
LifeWise follows the guidance of the state and federal governments, plus the FDA and CDC, on the COVID-19 vaccines. For up-to-date information, go to:
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC)Oregon Department of Health COVID Information (ODOH)
Get Vaccinated Oregon: Everyone 12 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Kids 12 to 17 can only get Pfizer. Find a location near you.
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
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’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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Vaccine: Can I get a 3rd dose?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially recommended the administration of a third vaccine dose from Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna for certain individuals, including patients who receive active cancer treatment for tumors or blood cancers,
who have organ transplants or stem cell transplants, and those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency. No out-of-pocket cost for members who meet these criteria.
No approval yet for anyone else to get a third dose. Third doses are expected to be rolled out in phases similar to initial vaccine roll-out. More information coming fall 2021.
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.
Is other help available?
Oregon Coronavirus Response includes resources for residents, such as financial, food, housing, and wellbeing services, among others.