Medicare covers FDA-approved COVID-19 tests and vaccines with no out-of-pocket costs. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan you have access to these same benefits as well.[1][2]

Here are some important facts related to COVID-19 and Medicare from Medicare.Gov (see the citations below for additional information):

NOTE: The facts above are true for both Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Which part of Medicare pays depends on the service, but in general Part B pays for tests and vaccines, Part A pays for hospitalization, and Medicare Advantage plans have to cover these services as well (and in some cases provide additional coverage as well; check with your plan for details).


  1. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests. Medicare.Gov.
  2. Medicare & Coronavirus. Medicare.Gov.

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