Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates

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. 

Plan-specific COVID-19 information and updates are also available:


You can find additional information and updates below.

  1. Martin's Point COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  2. How to Get a Vaccine and/or Booster
  3. Scheduling a COVID-19 Test
  4. Helpful Links
  5. Information for Plan Members
  6. Network Providers 

(Updated 4/1/2022) 

VACCINE COVERAGE FOR MARTIN'S POINT 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: COVID-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. 
  • 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 and the US Family Health Plan follows TRICARE benefits for COVID-19-related services.

GENERAL VACCINE INFORMATION
  • Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11 Years: Eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. 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 Those 5 and Older

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends booster COVID-19 vaccine for all those aged 5 years and older. Booster shots should be received at least five months after an initial Pfizer or initial Moderna vaccination series; or two months after an initial J&J vaccine.

  • Those Aged 5 through 17 Years Old: May receive a Pfizer-only booster dose.
  • Adults 18 Years and Older: May mix and match vaccine brands for their booster dose.

Second Booster Approved for Some Groups

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a second mRNA-style booster dose to be administered at least four months after receipt of the first booster for the following individuals:

  • Those Aged 50 Years and Older: May receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
  • Those Aged 12 Years and Older with Certain Kinds of Immunocompromise:May receive a second Pfizer booster dose. These are people who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.
  • Those Aged 18 Years and Older with Certain Kinds of Immunocompromise: May receive a second Moderna booster dose. These are people with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise mentioned above.


You can find additional vaccine information by visiting the CDC Website. To find a vaccine location near you, visit the Maine & New Hampshire COVID-19 vaccine websites.


HOW TO GET YOUR VACCINE

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

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

Vaccines for 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 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. If you use an Epi-pen, please bring it to your vaccine appointment.

Medicare-eligible patients should bring their red, white, and blue Medicare card.  Martin's Point Generations Advantage members please bring your membership card.

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


For the latest updates and FAQs on vaccinations, please visit cdc.gov.

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.

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

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 1/20/2022