This message contains important updated information for staff and families from Covid Clinic regarding testing and health insurance.
The three (3) most important messages are:
- To continue offering no-cost testing to families and staff, Covid Clinic will now require insurance information for each person being tested.
- Covid Clinic will continue to offer free COVID testing to individuals regardless of insured status.
- You should not be charged for PCR tests performed by Covid Clinic, whether or not you have health insurance. If you receive an actual bill, please contact WJUSD Human Resources immediately at (530) 406-3206 and we will help resolve this.
Why is Covid Clinic requiring insurance information?
Recently, Covid Clinic informed our District that federal funding for Covid testing is on permanent hold and unavailable to many Covid testing providers, including Covid Clinic.
As a result, Covid Clinic's lab has started to directly bill health insurance providers for PCR tests (not individuals).
Under California Senate Bill 510 (CA SB 510), insurance companies are required to pay for COVID-19 testing and related services.
This means in order to continue offering no-cost testing to families and staff, Covid Clinic will now be requiring insurance information for each person being tested.
How will Covid Clinic collect my insurance information?
Covid Clinic will gather insurance information for those currently registered for testing as well as new registrations.
In preparation for obtaining this information, Covid Clinic will begin sending emails with a link and all instructions starting April 14 at 4 p.m. from the email address email@example.com
. Please be sure to check your spam email folder if you do not see this email in your inbox.
For individuals who DO have insurance, they will click on the link included in the email, follow the directions, select their provider from the “Insurance Company” drop down list and fill out all necessary insurance information.
What if I don’t have health insurance?
For individuals who are not insured, they will select “I have no insurance” from the “Insurance Company” drop down list. This will direct them to a form they will need to complete.
Again, you should not be charged for PCR tests performed by Covid Clinic, whether or not you have health insurance.
If you receive an actual bill, please contact Human Resources immediately at (530) 406-3206 and we will work with Covid Clinic to help resolve this.
Does this apply to students?
Yes. Covid Clinic will require insurance information for each person being tested.
By completing this process successfully, Covid Clinic will be able to continue to provide testing services to school districts.