Aetna waives co-pays for COVID-19 screenings

Aetna waives COVID-19 screening co-pays

Insurance provider Aetna is taking significant steps in response to COVID-19. Effective immediately, Aetna will waive co-pays and member cost share for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19. This will cover the test kit for patients who meet CDC guidelines for testing, which can be performed in any approved laboratory location.

Aetna is extending all member cost-sharing waivers for in-network telemedicine visits for outpatient behavioral and mental health counseling services through September 30, 2020.

Tennessee resources

Vanderbilt University Medical Center – If you are a Vanderbilt employee or patient with fever, cough or shortness of breath and are concerned about the coronavirus, call (888) 312-0847 to be assessed. This line is available daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visit the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest status and recommendations.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • respiratory symptoms
  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing

How to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • When you sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.

Learn more on the Aetna website, or contact HR at