The federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 which was declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, is ending at the end of the day on May 11, 2023.
Following changes to the public health emergency, the requirements for how commercial insurers must cover COVID-19 tests will change. Likewise, there are changes to requirements for government programs for coverage of this testing.
Individuals will be responsible for the full cost of COVID-19 testing at the time of purchase effective on May 12, 2023.
If you submit your test to Labcorp after May 11, 2023, and are relying on commercial insurance or a government program benefit to pay for COVID-19 testing, you may be responsible for payment for the test in accordance with their new coverage policies. To learn more about your coverage, please check with your insurance company or government program on their policy.
A separate COVID-19 PHE will remain in effect, allowing tests and other products, including vaccines, to continue to be offered. A termination date for that PHE has not yet been announced.
See Public Health Emergency Expiration FAQs for more information.