CDC Recommends COVID-19 Boosters for All Adults Aged 18 and Over. At this time, Martin’s Point will not be offering vaccine/booster clinics. We encourage you to check with your local pharmacy or visit vaccines.gov to find a location near you that offers Pfizer® Pediatric or booster vaccines.

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

We’re here for you.

Martin’s Point is here to support you as we work together to keep you and our community as safe and healthy as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find information and updates for Martin's Point patients, members and providers below.

  1. Martin's Point COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  2. How Patients can Schedule Their Vaccine
  3. Scheduling a COVID-19 Test
  4. Helpful Links
  5. Information for Plan Members
  6. Network Providers

Martin’s Point COVID-19 Vaccine Information

(Updated 11/30/2021)

Vaccine Approved for Children Aged 5-11 Years: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the recommendation for the use of Pfizer® COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years. The spread of the Delta variant has increased the rate of pediatric infections and hospitalizations nationwide and in our own area. Studies in this age group have shown the vaccine is nearly 91% effective and side effects have been generally mild. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children visit cdc.gov

Vaccine for Those Aged 12 and Over: Eligible for an adult dose of the initial Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccines for Those Aged 18 and Over: Eligible for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson brand initial vaccines. For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and vaccines, visit the CDC website at cdc.gov

Boosters  Recommended for All Adults 18 and Older: The CDC has expanded its COVID-19 booster recommendation to now include all adults 18 years and older, stating that the emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against the virus. Booster shots should be received either six months after an initial Pfizer or Moderna series or two months after an initial J&J vaccine, with the ability to mix and match vaccine brands.

At this time, Martin’s Point will not be offering vaccine clinics. We encourage you to check with your local pharmacy or visit vaccines.gov to find a location near you that offers Pfizer® Pediatric or booster vaccines.

You can find additional vaccine information by visiting the Maine & New Hampshire COVID-19 vaccine websites.

How To Get Your Vaccine

Please note: Our Martin’s Point Portsmouth, NH Health Care Center is not offering COVID-19 vaccines. 

Getting an Initial Vaccine: Martin’s Point patients aged 12 and above residing in Maine or New Hampshire can receive your initial vaccine at one of our Maine Health Care Centers at an already-scheduled appointment or by contacting your Health Care Center to schedule a vaccine appointment. You can also find vaccine sites for Maine residents at Maine CDC Vaccination Site list or for New Hampshire residents at the New Hampshire COVID Vaccine page.

Boosters: At this time, Martin’s Point is not offering vaccine booster clinics. Martin’s Point patients eligible to receive a booster dose according to current guidelines may be able to get the booster dose at an upcoming scheduled office visit or at your local pharmacy. Visit vaccines.gov to find a location near you that offers booster vaccines.

Remember to bring your vaccine card and insurance card to your booster appointment.

Vaccines for Children Aged 5-11 Years: The FDA and CDC have authorized the use of a pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5-11 years. At this time, Martin’s Point is not offering vaccine for this age group. Martin’s Point patients in this age group may be able to get the vaccine at school-based clinics (keep an eye out for communications from your school system), your local pharmacy, or visit the Maine & New Hampshire vaccine websites to find a location near you that offers pediatric Pfizer vaccines.

Please Note: We also encourage you to visit your MyMartinsPoint® patient portal as an alternative way to reach your provider, request an appointment and view lab results.

Things to Know before Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

  • There is no cost to vaccine recipients regardless of medical insurance status. If you do have medical insurance, please bring your insurance card with you.
    Medicare-eligible patients should bring their red, white, and blue Medicare card.
  • If you use an Epi-pen, please bring it to your vaccine appointment.

What to Expect at Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect.html

For the latest updates on vaccination phases and FAQs around vaccinations please visit the cdc.gov.

Scheduling a COVID-19 Test

Do you HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OR have you had DIRECT EXPOSURE (more than 15 minutes over 24 hours with or without a mask) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19?

Contact your provider through the MyMartinsPoint® patient portal or by phone to schedule a test.

We are not currently testing patients who have not been directly exposed to COVID-19, do not have symptoms, or need a travel-related test.

Health and Safety

As your partner in health, we follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and want you to know that we’re here for you. Our #1 priority has always been your health and well-being, and this is especially true during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Please wear a mask when visiting our Health Care Centers.

For the safety of our patients and staff, we require all those entering our Health Care Centers for any reason to wear a face mask. Any type of mask that covers the nose and mouth is acceptable, including homemade masks. Thank you for doing your part to care for our community.

Limit the number of people in our Health Care Centers.  

Please ask others in your party to wait outside the building during your appointment, when possible. (We understand that some patients may require a family member or friend to join their appointment.)

Helpful Links

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Martin’s Point Health Plan Members

Martin's Point Generations Advantage and US Family Health Plan members, regardless of state of residence, may get your vaccine through your Primary Care Provider, any other state-designated public vaccine clinic, or at participating pharmacies. 

Martin's Point Generations Advantage Plan Members:

CCOVID-19 vaccines and booster shots are covered for Medicare Advantage plan members with no out-of-pocket costs. If you get your vaccine/booster at a provider’s office, there may be an office visit copay. Make sure to bring your red, white, and blue Medicare card when you receive the vaccine or booster. 

For additional coverage information, please see our COVID-19 Resources for Generations Advantage Members

US Family Health Plan Members

TRICARE® covers COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots for members of the US Family Health Plan. As a TRICARE Prime® plan, the US Family Health Plan follows TRICARE benefits for COVID-19-related services.

For additional coverage information please see our COVID-19 Resources for US Family Health Plan Members.

Network Providers

As providers of frontline health care ourselves, all of us at Martin’s Point deeply appreciate the courage and dedication of our network providers as you care for our health plan members and ALL your patients during these extraordinary times.

Our goal is to allow you to focus efforts on patient care for the communities we mutually serve and we’re committed to helping you stay up to date with the evolving health plan information you need during this challenging outbreak.

Thank you for all you are doing to keep our members and our community as healthy as possible. Stay safe out there!

Below you’ll find a helpful FAQ document with administrative guidance. Our phone lines remain open to respond to any additional questions you may have regarding billing guidelines, testing, and benefit changes implemented during this time. Please contact our Provider Inquiry team at  888-732-7364 if you need further assistance.

COVID-19 PROVIDER FAQs 10/1/21