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Blue Shield of California and Pixel by Labcorp are teaming up to offer essential workers convenient nasal swab collection kits for COVID-19 testing

Order a COVID-19 home test kit

The purpose of this page is to help you, a Blue Shield of California member and essential worker, order your COVID-19 home test kit. 

Please carefully review the information below before requesting your kit.

To be eligible, the following statements must be true:

  1. I am an essential worker that meets the definition given by the California Department of Managed Healthcare (DMHC’s Frequently Asked Questions document question number 2).
  2. I am not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, and I am not aware of any known or suspected exposure to COVID-19.
  3. My health plan is NOT any of these types of plans:
    • Blue Shield Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plans.
    • Blue Shield employer-sponsored self-funded, or "administrative services only" (ASO) plans. You can tell if your plan is an ASO plan if your member ID card has "Administrative Services Only" on the card.
    • Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Medi-Cal or Cal MediConnect plans.
  4. I understand that my Blue Shield plan's standard copayment, coinsurance, or deductible for a lab test will be my financial responsibility.  
Still have questions?

If you have more questions, please review Blue Shield’s testing and coverage FAQs. You can also call the Member Services number on your Blue Shield member ID card and ask for assistance.

Order a COVID-19 home test kit

The purpose of this page is to help you, a Blue Shield of California member and essential worker, order your COVID-19 home test kit.   Please carefully review the information below before requesting your kit.

If you have any questions, please review the FAQ on Blue Shield's website.

Ready to get started?

By submitting a request for an essential worker COVID-19 at-home collection kit, I am attesting that I qualify as an “essential worker” as defined by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and that I am eligible to order the kit based on my Blue Shield health plan coverage.

IMPORTANT: When completing your request on the following screens, please be sure to select "Blue Shield of California HMO/PPO Essential Worker" under the Insurance section.

Request Kit

How it works

1. Provide your information and create your Pixel by Labcorp account

2. Receive your sample collection kit via FedEx Priority Overnight shipping.

3. Register your kit, collect your sample, and send it back to our world-class lab for testing

4. Access your results online

FAQs

Got questions? We've got answers.

Blue Shield of California is an independent member of the Blue Shield Association. Labcorp is independent of Blue Shield of California and is contracted by Blue Shield to provide COVID-19 home test kits to eligible Blue Shield members.