Feeling sick but aren’t sure if your symptoms match Coronavirus?

First, don’t panic. Your symptoms could be allergies, the common cold, or flu — but it’s best to be sure. Find out with Highmark’s COVID-19 Symptom Checker — a quick, easy-to-use online tool that’s available 24/7 to help you decide if it’s time to seek medical help and advise you on next steps.

Where do I go if I think I may have Coronavirus?

If you’re showing symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, the safest place to be — for you and for everyone else — is in your home.

Contact your primary care physician

A doctor can help you get a Coronavirus test at the right location if it’s determined that you need one — and prescribe medications as well.

Schedule a telemedicine appointment*

This is a great way to avoid leaving home when you are ill while still receiving the medical assistance you need. Telemedicine clinicians can cover basic screening questions and help you decide the best next step. Log into your member website to view your options or call the number on the back of your member ID card.

In case of medical emergency, call 911.

That means difficulty breathing or another emergency medical condition. It is recommended to call the ER so they can prepare for your arrival and limit your exposure to others.

*Exclusions may apply. Please check with Member Services to see if this applies to your plan. Call the number on the back of your card.

Donate plasma and spread hope.

If you’ve had Coronavirus and are no longer showing symptoms, your plasma may carry antibodies that could help other patients fighting the disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Basics and tips

We learn more about COVID-19 every day including how the virus spreads, who’s more susceptible, and how you can avoid catching it.

Care for other conditions

If you are pregnant or have a chronic condition, you probably have a lot of questions on how COVID-19 affects your ongoing care.

If you suspect you have it

Discover when you need to quarantine yourself, see a doctor, and get tested. Also learn what happens after you test positive.

Coverage and costs

Treatment for COVID-19 can involve a doctor visit, virtual care, testing, or more. Costs vary based on your insurance plan coverage.

What if I’m pregnant?

If you’re concerned about yourself, your pregnancy, or your baby during this time, Highmark is here to help keep you safe and healthy.

Medical & Community Resources

For help beyond answering your Coronavirus questions, learn how Highmark members can access health & community support.

Good news. No charge for virtual medicine and telehealth visits.

From now until December 31, we’re waiving all virtual medicine and telehealth costs. Plus, Coronavirus — testing, as long as it’s recommended by a medical professional — and in-network hospital treatment of Coronavirus are covered at no charge, too. Keep in mind that every plan is a little different, so if you have questions about your costs and coverage call the number on the back of your member ID card. That number is plan-specific and the quickest path to correct answers.

Wear a mask. It makes a big difference.

Why? When you can't maintain a distance of at least 6 feet, covering your mouth and nose with a mask is your best defense against catching or spreading Coronavirus.

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