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Reimbursements for COVID-19 care of uninsured patients

The federal government is reimbursing health care providers for testing and treating uninsured individuals for COVID-19 — including related services provided via virtual telehealth visits.

Health care providers, including health centers, can submit claims for eligible COVID-19 services (e.g., testing an uninsured patient for COVID-19 or treating a patient with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis) provided on or after February 4, 2020. Reimbursements, subject to funding availability, are generally paid at Medicare rates.

Visit the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal exit disclaimer icon  to learn more about the program or submit a claim.

For more details, see:

Tip: Once FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are available, reimbursements for uninsured patients will also be available through this program.

Last updated: January 13, 2021