Coronavirus COVID-19 Update (3/12/2020) - Member

The health and safety of all McLaren Health Plan members is of utmost importance. As information unfolds about the coronavirus or COVID-19, our medical directors and health experts are staying on top of the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control.

McLaren Health Plan (MHP) will fully cover the cost of medically-necessary COVID-19 tests for all members.

Most cases of COVID-19 are mild respiratory illnesses. Similar to testing for other infectious diseases, such as the flu, the first step is a full evaluation by your primary care provider.

hand washing

Contact your doctor or health care provider before seeking testing for COVID-19.

The CDC offers the following guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve – not your hands.
    Throw away the tissue into the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Other good advice:

  • Stay informed. Listen to your doctor and other medical experts.
  • Don’t panic. Beware of misinformation on the internet and on social media.

McLaren Health Plan will update this information as more becomes available.