COVID-19 At-Home Testing

Beginning January 15, 2022 and continuing through the end of the COVID-19 federal public health emergency, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) will cover up to 8 emergency use authorized (EUA) FDA-approved at-home COVID-19 tests per individual every 30 days. This coverage applies to at-home COVID-19 tests for personal use only. It does not apply to testing for employment purposes or for resale purposes.

Review the list of approved at-home COVID-19 tests here.

How to get an at-home test kit

First, check your BCBSND Member ID card for an RxBIN number:

If your card has an RxBIN number

Two ways to purchase at-home test kits:

No cost Tests:

  • Find an in-network pharmacy at myprime.com/pharmacies.
  • Bring the test kit to the pharmacy counter. At the pharmacy counter, show your Member ID card to obtain your test(s).

Note: You must obtain the test at the pharmacy counter for an electronic claim submission, not at the front registers or check-out lane. If the pharmacy does not submit an electronic claim and you have paid up-front for at-home test kits, please see steps below for paper claim submission.

Direct-shipping now available
Use Thrifty White Pharmacy to order your at-home test kits online and shipped straight to your home.

or

Use Express Scripts Pharmacy by following these instructions:

  • Log in at express-scripts.com.
  • Click "Order At-Home COVID-19 Tests" on the home page.
  • Submit your order.
  • Get tests shipped directly to you from Express Scripts Pharmacy.

Reimbursed Tests:

  • You can obtain tests from retailers that don’t submit electronic claims.
  • If claims are not submitted electronically or you purchased at-home rapid tests on your own, you must submit a claim along with your receipt and the Universal Product Code (UPC) found on the test kit’s barcode:

Note: As of January 15, 2022, you will be reimbursed for up to $12 per test (or $24 for a pack of 2 tests) for EUA FDA-approved at-home COVID-19 tests purchased.

  • Download Drug Claim form here.
  • Please see instructions on the Drug Claim Form. Fill out Member Information, Cardholder Information and the OTC COVID test kit claim information sections. Please enter the NDC or UPC number from the cash register receipt.
  • Attach itemized register receipt and send form to:

Prime Therapeutics
Mail route BCBSND
P.O. Box 25136
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-5136

If your card does not have an RxBIN number

Purchase a test kit from a retailer, online or in-store. Then, you’ll need to submit a copy of your receipt, along with the Universal Product Code (UPC) found on the test kit’s barcode using the following form: 

Submit a claim for reimbursement.