Vaccines & Boosters
Science has shown that vaccines and boosters are the best method of protecting yourself, your family, and your community against COVID-19 infection, serious illness, and death. Everyone 5 years and older is eligible to get a free COVID-19 vaccination and a free booster shot (including the new omicron booster).
- Click here for general vaccine information, including what to expect, available vaccines, possible side effects, etc.
- Cilck here for information about COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens.
- Click here for information about booster shots.
- Click here or visit www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccination clinic near you.
To make testing as easy as possible, there are multiple opportunities for you to obtain COVID-19 at-home test kits.
If you are enrolled in the Franklin County Cooperative health plan, you can obtain up to 8 at-home tests per month through your pharmacy benefits. Coverage depends on where the test kits are purchased. Test kits must be intended for use by members covered under the health plan and not for employment-related COVID-19 testing requirements.
|Where to purchase?
A preferred pharmacy*. Currently, the preferred pharmacies are:
-Sam's Club Pharmacy
-Rite Aid Pharmacy
Must be purchased at pharmacy counter, not the front counter.
|Any other pharmacy, store, or online retailer
|What to present?
||Your OptumRx id card at the pharmacy counter. Ask to have your test kits submitted to your pharmacy plan. A written prescrption from your doctor is not needed.
||Nothing... but keep your receipts and test kit box! You will need to request reimbursement from OptumRx.
|What to submit to OptumRx?
||Nothing. Your tests are covered 100% at the pharmacy counter.
Easiest way to request reimbursement is to submit the receipts online at OptumRx.com. Click here to submit online. You will need your receipt, the NDC number from the test kit box, and information from your OptumRx id card. You may request reimbursement for multiple test kits at once. However, each covered member will need to submit a separate request. A mail-in claim form is also available if you prefer not to submit online.
|How much is covered?
||100% of the cost, up to 8 tests per covered member, per month.
Up to $12 of your purchase cost of each test will be reimbusred, up to 8 tests per covered member, per month.
OPTION 3: Test kits are also available at $0 cost through the OptumStore. Kits purchased through the OptumStore will be mailed to your home. A link to the OptumStore is provided when you log into your optumrx.com account. Certain restrictions apply.
Visit www.optumrx.com/testinfo for more information about at-home COVID-19 test kit coverage available through your pharmacy plan. If you need a replacement OptumRx id card, contact OptumRx at 855-312-2307. If you are a registered user at optumrx.com, replacement cards as well as a temporary id card can be requested online.
If you have questions, contact OptumRx at 855-312-2307 or the Benefits Office at 614-525-5750.
*Preferred pharmacy list is subject to change.