COVID-19 and Medical Insurance
Authored By: Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
Does Medicare and Medicaid cover testing for COVID-19?
If you have Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP the testing for COVID-19 is covered. You need your doctor or another healthcare provider to order the test. For more information on COVID-19 testing, visit the Montana Department of Health and Human Services online.
Can I still get tested if I am uninsured?
Starting Monday, March 23rd 2020 testing is free to uninsured Montanans. You need your doctor or another healthcare provider to order the test. To access the new emergency assistance, Montanans should call 406-444-7605 or email email@example.com. For more information, visit the Montana Department of Health and Human Services online.
For more information on how to protect you and your family from COVID-19, visit:
If you have any questions about your rights, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer.
- The State Bar Lawyer Referral Service may provide you with contact information for attorneys who provide the type of assistance you are seeking, for a fee. You can contact the State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at (406) 449-6577 or online at montanabar.org.
- Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) provides free civil, non-criminal legal help to eligibilble clients. Learn more about how to apply for free legal help in Montana.
- If you qualify for help from MLSA, you may be able to get free legal advice from a volunteer attorney by email using Ask Karla.