Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Johns Hopkins EHP is tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. We want to make sure you have up-to-date information about vaccines, testing, and your health plan benefits.

Maryland and many other states now offer the Pfizer vaccine to all residents ages 12+. Learn More

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COVID-19 vaccine information by state:

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine: latest news and guidelines

If you live outside one of the states or regions identified above, please follow the guidelines of your state and local health departments.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Johns Hopkins EHP is working hard to make it easy for you to take advantage of COVID-19 testing and vaccines and to get the health care you need during the pandemic.

  • Johns Hopkins EHP members do not have to pay for an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Your cost-share (copay, deductible, etc.) is $0 for these vaccines during the public health emergency.
  • Members can receive the vaccine from an in-network or out-of-network provider.
  • Three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the FDA. Learn more.
  • The Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines have been thoroughly tested and found to be safe and effective in preventing severe COVID-19, and are undergoing continuous and intense safety monitoring. To date, there is an excellent safety record reported among millions of people who have received the Pfizer, Janssen, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.
  • Click your state’s link above to find your vaccine eligibility status


You still need access to great health care, even if you don’t feel safe going to a provider’s office. EHP has expanded telemedicine benefits to offer members quick access to providers anytime, anywhere.

  • Telemedicine is covered; originating site can be patient’s home. Services for diagnosis, consultation and treatment provided through telemedicine must meet all requirements of face-to-face visits between a licensed health care provider and patient consistent with the provider’s scope of practice.
  • Additional covered telemedicine services includes preventative visits, additional behavioral health, and PT/OT/ST codes.
  • There is no restriction on place of service (POS) of rendered services.
  • Same authorization requirements apply for telemedicine as for face-to-face visits
  • Telemedicine provided by out-of-network providers is covered and payable under member’s out-of-network benefits, if applicable.
  • Telephonic consultation is covered.

COVID-19 Tests

  • Testing for COVID-19 is covered with an in-network or out-of-network provider.
  • Members will have no cost-sharing (copayments, co-insurance and deductibles) for COVID-19 testing or visits that result in COVID-19 testing, items and services provided during an office visit (including in office or telehealth provider office visits, urgent care and emergency department visits) that results in the administration of a COVID-19 test or an order for such test, but only to the extent that the items and services relate to the COVID-19 test.
  • Prior authorizations waived for COVID-19 testing and the associated visit.


  • To increase access to prescription medications, EHP is waiving the early medication refill limits for supplies of at least 30 days (for EHP members with pharmacy benefits through CVS/caremark).

Members can also consider getting a 90-day supply of maintenance medications you take on a regular basis. Visit COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Pharmacy Questions or our pharmacy page to learn more about your prescription coverage.

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