Husky Health Coverage for COVID-19 Testing

Written by Access Health CT | Published April 5th, 2021 | Updated April 5th, 2021

HUSKY Health is Connecticut’s public health insurance program. HUSKY Health is also known as Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). HUSKY Health is administered by the Department of Social Services in partnership with Access Health CT, our state’s health insurance marketplace.

**NEW!** HUSKY Health offers limited coverage that will pay for COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing and a visit with your doctor or medical provider to decide if you need to be tested for COVID-19. This limited coverage is available to most Connecticut residents without health insurance, regardless of your immigration status.

To see if you can get COVID-19 testing limited coverage, you will need to apply for full HUSKY benefits.  If you are eligible for full HUSKY benefits, it will include coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment.  You can begin the application process by logging in and answering questions here, or you can apply by calling 1-855-805-4325.  

If you are not eligible for full HUSKY benefits, we will check to see if you are eligible for COVID-19 testing coverage.  After you apply, the system may say that you are ineligible for HUSKY, but you will still be evaluated for COVID-19 testing.  You will get a notice from the Department of Social Services telling you about your COVID-19 testing coverage in a few days.

You may be eligible for the limited COVID-19 testing coverage if: 

1. You have no other health insurance and you are a US citizen, or you are a non-citizen with a qualifying immigration status.  Non-citizens with qualifying immigration statuses include, but are not limited to: legal permanent residents (“green card holders”) who have been in the US for at least 5 years, refugees, and asylees. For more information about  immigration statuses, click here.


2. You do not have a qualifying immigration status and meet Medicaid income requirements for your household size.

We will automatically evaluate your eligibility for coverage as part of the application process.  If you have any questions you can call 1-855-805-4325.  Click here to start the application process.