On March 2, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that health insurers throughout New York State, including MetroPlus Health Plan, will NOT charge members cost sharing (copays, coinsurance, deductibles) for coronavirus testing. This includes the cost of the test, as well as any cost for visiting the doctor, urgent care center, or hospital to be tested.

If you believe you have been exposed to the coronavirus, call 311 right away.

Governor Cuomo’s directive regarding access and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and treatment available can be found here.

The New York State Department of Health provides public health information and guidance here and has implemented a Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

The Centers for Disease Control’s website also offers up to date information that can be found here.

You can also learn more from the New York City Department of Health here.

Please use these resources to inform yourself about the coronavirus to help keep your family, your community, and yourself safe.


last updated: March 6, 2020

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