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Rite Aid offers free COVID-19 tests to Medicare beneficiaries

Medicare Part B will cover up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests each month

NEW JERSEY – People with Medicare Part B can visit any Rite Aid location and receive up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests every month at no cost.

As part of the Medicare COVID-19 Over-the-Counter Test Initiative, people covered by Medicare Part B can bring their red, white, and blue Medicare card to any Rite Aid location to receive their no cost tests.

Beneficiaries can get up to eight free, over-the-counter tests, or Flow Flex tests, per calendar month through the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).

Rite Aid customers with Medicare Part B can also access their free, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests online at Medicare beneficiaries can request their tests online, using our ordering tool, which will be processed by Rite Aid and then available for pick-up at their local store. Rite Aid pharmacists will also have tests available for anyone who presents their card in-store.

“Rite Aid has been a vital resource throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, offering the necessary tools to keep our communities healthy, such as N95 masks, PCR and at-home COVID tests, and life-saving vaccines,” said Heyward Donigan, President & Chief Pharmacy Officer at Rite Aid. “We are committed to continuing to support our local communities and are proud to participate in this important initiative for Medicare Part B beneficiaries.”

For more information about the over-the-counter test initiative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, visit:

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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