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COVID-19

Testing for staff, students and families                                             

To help ensure Mesa Public Schools staff, students and families receive COVID-19 testing the district has partnered with the Arizona Department of Health Services and Embry Health for free 24/7 drive-thru COVID-19 testing services at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. Testing is free, regardless of insurance status. Register online before you go

Uprise Behavioral Health [EAP] is here for you...

We understand life is different and unpredictable right now. Things changed fast for all of us, and no one is quite sure when we’ll get back to normal. Many of us are experiencing isolation, anxiety, fear, stress, and family tensions, as well as financial problems. During this time, you have access to resources to help you navigate and solve personal problems. 

Contact EAP 1-800-327-3517 to seek help. 

  • Visit EAP Well-Being website - www.uprisehealth.com                                            Username: MESAUSD   Password: MESAUSD   Company Code: MESAUSD
  • COVID-19 Resources - https://uprisehealth.com/resources/
  • FREE Short-Term Counseling by phone or video 
  • Recorded Webinar Emotional Health: Strategies for managing stress, anxiety, and fear with COVID-19

COVID Home Testing Reimbursement

MPS employees will be happy to know that with COVID on the rise, Cigna is participating in the COVID reimbursement program. OTC COVID test purchased by enrolled members will be reimbursed through the Cigna program.

Federal Mandate Covers Diagnostic Testing Only

 

The federal government issued a public notice requiring commercial health plans to cover up to eight at-home testing kits per month per covered individual for diagnostic use starting January 15 and continuing through the Coronavirus public health emergency period, which we anticipate will be extended to April 15, 2022.


To meet the Jan. 15 deadline for compliance for U.S. Commercial clients Cigna will cover at-home testing kits as a medical benefit.


Purchasing OTC Testing Kits, Quantity Limits

 

Customers may receive reimbursement for up to eight over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 at-home tests per covered individual in the household per 30-day period (or per calendar month) without a health care provider order or individualized clinical assessment.

 

Health plans may count each test separately, even if multiple tests are sold in one package; i.e. if one package includes eight tests, it counts as eight tests and not one test package toward the quantity limit.

 

While this test quantity limit applies to OTC COVID-19 at-home tests purchased without the involvement of a health care provider, plans continue to cover COVID-19 tests performed by health care providers and those tests are not subject to this quantity limit.*

 

This Mandate Does NOT Cover Workplace-Required Testing click here to view all.

 

Claims Submission Process        

Reimbursement Form - OTC COVID Home Test Kit 

 

CIGNA - Corona Virus Resources

Cigna is committed to improving your health, well-being, and peace of mind.                                                                          Visit the Cigna Coronovirus Resource Center for the following:

  • What to Do if You're Feeling Sick
  • Coping with the fear of Coronavirus COVID-19 webinar: Managing Anxiety, Fears and Concerns
  • Podcasts on mindfulness and stress management

Call the Cigna 24-hour toll-free helpline (1-866-912-1687) to help manage high stress and anxiety.

COVID-19 Quick Link