If you are on Medical Assistance (MA), Emergency MA (EMA), or MinnesotaCare, testing is free. This means you do not have to pay co-pays, co-insurance, or deductibles related to testing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
If you don’t have insurance, go to www.MNSure.org. Normally, you can only get insurance during the “open enrollment period.” BUT, anyone can enroll during the COVID-19 Emergency Special Enrollment Period, from March 23 – April 21, 2020.
Remember: If you are eligible for MA or MNCare, you can enroll any time of the year – there are no ‘open enrollment’ restrictions.
You can apply for MA or MNCare on your own online if you want to. It’s pretty easy to do. You can also get help from a navigator. A navigator can help you through the process.
If you don’t have a Social Security Number (SSN) you have to see a navigator or your county human services office to complete the application.
If you can’t get MA or MNCare because of your immigration status but you are having symptoms of the flu or COVID-19, go to an ER to be tested and treated. They can help you work on an application for EMA.