COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was among the first hospitals in the nation to administer the first round of COVID-19 vaccines. Please visit the Wexner Medical Center website to review updates on vaccine availability, eligibility, cost and frequently asked questions.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Members have a lot of questions related to the OSU Health Plan's acceptance of telehealth/telemedicine. We have updated our policy for the COVID-19 public health emergency and provided you with forms and FAQ's. For questions, please call 614-292-4700.
What exceptions exist for provider payment and billing?
View the latest version of our COVID-19 exceptions policy.
What is OSU Health Plan's telemedicine reimbursement policy?
OSU Health Plan's current reimbursement policy can be found here.
Will OSU Health Plan cover COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody tests under any circumstance?
During the public health emergency exception period², OSU Health Plan will cover medically necessary COVID-19 (molecular PCR or antigen) testing when ordered by a physician or health care professional for diagnostic purposes or to determine the need for member treatment.¹ This applies to direct-to-consumer/home-based diagnostic or antigen tests. OSU Health Plan generally does not cover a test performed at the direction of a member’s employer in order to obtain or maintain employment or to perform the member’s normal work functions or for return to school or recreational activities, except as required by applicable law.
OSU Health Plan will cover, without cost share, serological (antibody) tests that are ordered by a physician or authorized health care professional and are medically necessary. OSU Health Plan does not cover serological (antibody) tests that are for purposes of: return to work or school or for general health surveillance or self-surveillance or self-diagnosis, except as required by applicable law. Refer to the CDC website for the most recent guidance on antibody testing.
¹ OSU Health Plan will follow all federal and state mandates for insured plans, as required.
² See COVID-19 Exceptions for Provider Payments and Billing PRPP1.1.
Will OSU Health Plan cover COVID-19 testing-related visits?
OSUHP is covering COVID-19 testing-related visits during the public health emergency exception period² whether the testing-related visit is received in a healthcare setting or via Telehealth.
² See COVID-19 Exceptions for Provider Payments and Billing PRPP1.
Will OSU Health Plan cover COVID-19 Treatment?
Although OSUHP covers the diagnostic components of a COVID-19 related visit, treatments for COVID-19 and/or other conditions will be processed per the member’s benefit plan.
Who should be tested and what should I do next about COVID-19?
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID‑19. Your doctor or state or local health department will decide if you should be tested. Use this online screening tool to help guide you.
Where can I find COVID-19 testing, prevention and treatment policy?
You can click here to review the COVID-19 testing, prevention and treatment policy.