Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
On this page, you will find information on COVID-19 and related Johns Hopkins Advantage MD coverage.
All Maryland residents ages 6 months and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn More.
The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ended on May 11, 2023. Coverage for vaccines, testing and other services listed on this page will continue until indicated otherwise.
Maryland COVID-19 vaccine sites: find a vaccine site near you
Maryland COVID-19 testing sites: find a testing site near you
Maryland Department of Health: state mandates, resources, and information on vaccines and testing
If you are temporarily living outside of Maryland, please follow the guidelines of your state and local health departments.
Everyone age 6 months and older can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone age 5 and older can also receive a booster dose, based on the timing of their last dose. The vaccine and boosters for these age groups are authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccine and booster authorization and guidelines.
- Advantage MD members do not have to pay for an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine from in-network or out-of-network providers. Your cost share is $0 for these vaccines.
- The COVID-19 vaccine is covered by Medicare. When getting your COVID-19 vaccine, please show your Medicare ID card so you will not be billed.
- Advantage MD members are covered for both a first and a second COVID-19 booster shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. There is no cost for these boosters.
Health care offices have safety processes to protect against the spread of COVID-19. You can also use telehealth services to access great care. Talk to your providers about telehealth options.
Advantage MD members can also use Johns Hopkins OnDemand Virtual Care anytime, anywhere in the U.S. for minor, urgent care, with no appointment needed.
- The same copayments/co-insurance costs apply for telemedicine as face-to-face visits.
- Real-time audio/video available to members anywhere in the state.
- Virtual check-ins — 5- to 10-minute check-ins from your doctor by phone or video chat.
- E-Visits, where your doctor analyzes your pre-recorded video/images within 24 hours.
People with Medicare coverage can continue to receive COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests with no cost sharing, as long as the test is ordered by a physician or certain other health care providers and performed by a laboratory. Johns Hopkins Advantage MD members continue to receive COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests when the test is covered by Medicare.
Retail Test Kits
COVID-19 test kits that were provided over-the-counter through your Medicare benefits expired with the end of the PHE and are no longer covered.
- During the public health emergency, members can be reimbursed for filling prescriptions at an out-of-network pharmacy; cost shares would still apply at the in-network benefit level.
- During the public health emergency, early refill restrictions are also waived on prescriptions for at least 30-day supplies.
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