Free at home COVID tests and booster shots available
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reminding residents that at-home tests and boosters are still available with no out-of-pocket cost.
The updated COVID booster shot is now available in Wisconsin and vaccination appointments can be made at pharmacies, health centers, and clinics. Vaccination sites can be found by going to the CDC’s vaccination website.
“As we head into cold and flu season, we encourage everyone to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19 by staying up-to-date on vaccinations,” said DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake.
The DHS has a program that allows each Wisconsin household to get five free at-home COVID tests delivered to their door. Go to the Say Yes! COVID Test website to enroll in this program.
If purchasing tests in store, all health plans are required to cover the cost. Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek advised, “If you buy an at-home test outside your insurance company’s pharmacy network, keep the receipt and your insurer should reimburse the cost in part or in full.”
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