Helping Rhode Island Medicaid Members During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Tufts Health Plan is committed to giving you updated and reliable information about your health care benefits. This is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, vaccine recommendations, testing and more, visit our COVID-19 Resource Center.

2/9/2022 updates:

There is a federal program to distribute at-home rapid tests to community health centers and Medicare-certified health clinics. Check with your local community health centers for more information.

There are also state and local programs in place for residents to search for and access free COVID-19 testing, including laboratory testing sites. Visit Rhode Island COVID-19 testing resources for the most up-to-date and accurate information. Your local board of health or your city or town website may have additional information.

Tufts Health RITogether members can obtain coverage for five different brands of over-the-counter tests through their pharmacy benefits:

  • BinaxNOW
  • FlowFlex
  • IHealth
  • Inteliswab
  • QuickVue At-home

This benefit covers up to eight tests per month for each member. Members may obtain tests on or after January 25, 2022, from an in-network pharmacy with no upfront cost.

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COVID-19 Guidance From the Rhode Island Department of Health

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you’re not fully vaccinated, continue to practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others and wear facial coverings in public.
  • Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms, including, fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your health care provider.
  • More information is available from the CDC.
  • People with general questions about COVID-19 can visit, write to, or call 401-222-8022. This is the COVID-19 Hotline that RIDOH has available to the public. (After hours people are being directed to call 211.)
  • Everyone can help stop the spread of viruses in Rhode Island.
  • Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. Viruses can spread by coughing or sneezing on other people or into your hands.
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.