Information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus strain spreading from person to person. People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus have reported symptoms that may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Apple Health (Medicaid) clients

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the public health emergency (PHE) until October, 13 2022. The PHE is extended 90 days at a time. According to the HHS letter to Governors, the states will receive 60 days' notice before ending the PHE. We did not receive notice that the PHE will expire on October 13, 2022. We expect the PHE will be extended another 90 days to January 11, 2023.

Coverage for Apple Health members will be extended during the PHE. HCA will continue to share updates as new information becomes available.

Eligibility

Public health emergency (PHE)

Testing and treatment

Vaccination information

Other COVID-19 services

Provider, billers, and partners (Apple Health)

Telehealth and COVID-19 policies and FAQs have moved. Find all iterations published since March 2020 on our provider guides and fee schedules page.

COVID-19 resources

Telehealth

Frequently accessed provider-specific materials

Behavioral health providers
Physical health providers
Dental providers
All other providers

More provider materials

General information
Eligibility
Safe start guidelines (Department of Health)
Webinars
DBHR monthly call for behavioral health service providers
Waivers

Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) members

School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) members

Contact

For COVID-19:

Telehealth policy, billing, or coding questions
Email:
 HCAAH_COVID19@hca.wa.gov​

Reimbursement questions
Contact us:
provider login
Phone: 1-800-562-3022

Behavioral health questions
Email:
 HCADBHRBHCOVID19@hca.wa.gov
Add the topic to the email subject line (for example, Foundational Community Supports, Residential SUD).

Pharmacy related questions
Email:
 AppleHealthPharmacyPolicy@hca.wa.gov