Coming Soon: Free Diabetes Test Strips

GatorCare Members Only

Free Test Strips

All GatorCare members diagnosed with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, may be eligible to receive test strips AT NO COST!

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Preferred Contour® Brand Test Strips to Be Free in 2023!

Who: ALL GatorCare members with a diagnosis of diabetes, including gestational diabetes.

What: Contour® and Contour® Next test strips currently covered at the Formulary Tier 2 level will be covered at the Tier 0 level. They will no longer have a coinsurance or be subject to the calendar year pharmacy deductible. See Pharmacy Benefits for more details on Formulary Tiers.

When: Beginning January 1, 2023.

How: All you need to do is fill a prescription from your health care provider for Contour or Contour Next test strips. You DO NOT need to sign up to receive this benefit.

Where: Fill the prescription at any pharmacy within the Magellan Rx Management Network. This includes many retail and chain pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, Publix, Target, Walmart, Kroger, Winn-Dixie, etc as well as UF Health pharmacies and UF Student Health Care Center.

Eligible Test Strips: Contour® or Contour® Next

  • View the Formulary Look-Up Tool to see which test strips are preferred brand (Tier 2) for GatorCare.
    • After navigating to the Look-Up Tool, type ‘test strips’ or the name of the test strips on the left hand side in the Drug Name Search field. After several seconds, possible matches will appear under the Drug name Search field. Click the item you are looking for. All matches for that item will be listed in the middle of the screen under Drug Details including the tier to which the drug is offered through the GatorCare formulary.

Need test strips now?

GatorCare members may still enroll in the 2022 Free Test Strip Program if they need test strips before January 1, 2023. Please note: There may be up to a 7-business day waiting period. Fill out the application to enroll. For questions view program FAQs or email GatorCareClinical@shands.ufl.edu.

GatorCare Only

Free Meter Program

GatorCare members, including covered spouses and dependents, diagnosed with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, may be eligible to receive test strips AT NO COST for the 2022 benefit year.

FAQs

Do I need to sign up to receive the test strips for free?

No you do not need to sign up in order to receive the test strips at no cost. You will just need to fill a prescription for test strips at the pharmacy like you would any other medication.

What do I need to do to get my test strips for free?

You will need to have your health care provider write you a prescription for Contour® or Contour® test strips. Fill the prescription at any UF Health pharmacy or the pharmacy you ordinarily fill your medications.

Can I purchase the test strips at the store and submit my receipts for reimbursement?

No. You will need to fill a prescription through the pharmacy in order to receive the diabetes test strips at no cost.

What pharmacy can I get my test strips at for free?

You can use any pharmacy that is within the Magellan Rx Management network to fill your test strip prescription. This includes more than 60,000 retail pharmacies and major chains such as, Walgreens, CVS, Publix, Target, Walmart, Kroger, Winn-Dixie, etc. and UF Health pharmacies in Gainesville and Jacksonville and UF Student Health Care Center. To verify a pharmacy is in network of find a pharmacy, visit GatorCare.MagellanRX.com or call customer customer service at 800.651.8921.

My pharmacy is telling me that I have to pay. What should I do?

  1. Ensure with the pharmacy that the prescription is for Contour® or Contour® Next test strips only.
  2. Ask the pharmacy to contact Magellan to help identify the problem since the strips should be no cost.

Which Contour® brand test strips are compatible with my meter?

View this guide to see which Contour® test strips are compatible with which Contour® meters.

Are lancets included for free?

No. Lancets are not included in this benefit change and would result in a member cost share. Please refer to the GatorCare Formulary Look-up Tool to find view the lancet benefit.

Questions?

Contact us at GatorCareClinical@shands.ufl.edu if you need further assistance.