COVID-19 Tests Available for those in Out-of-Home Care

April 25, 2022

Here are a few key ways to access COVID tests for children and youth in out-of-home care; including community based PCR tests, or ‘rapid at home’ tests:

  • To locate community testing options, including rapid tests, contact Coordinated Care's Apple Health Core Connections Team at, or call the main line 1-844-354-9876 (Dial 2 for Member Services) 8am-5pm on weekdays and ask for CARE COORDINATION.
    • This phone number is available 24/7 for pharmacy and other questions too.
  • 12 over-the-counter COVID tests per month are covered for every Apple Health member with the Coordinated Care card.
    • Please Note:  Coordinated Care coverage for the tests must be used. There is no way to reimburse caregivers if they pay out-of-pocket for COVID tests.
    • If you need help finding a pharmacy that has over the counter/at-home COVID tests in stock, contact the Apple Health Core Connections Team.
    • The at-home tests should follow the child if their placement changes.
    • If a child has used the 12 tests before the month is up, a doctor can prescribe more tests and insurance will cover them.
    • Heath Care Authority Testing Policy:
  • For youth in fee-for-service Medicaid coverage, tests are covered through the Provider One card.