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This page was last updated on May 11, 2023:

Federal COVID 19 Public Health Emergency Ends

California Schools VEBA is committed to the health and safety of our community and we are dedicated to providing you with useful, up-to-date information pertaining to vaccine sites, news, and community resources.

The Department of Health and Human Services ended the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 (PHE), declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, on May 11th, 2023. California state laws adds six months to the federal COVID-19 public health emergency requirements on health plans to continue covering COVID-19 tests, vaccines and treatment from any licensed provider (in- or out-of-network) with no prior authorization or enrollee cost sharing. The public health emergency ended on May 11th, 2023, but state laws extend these requirements for six months through November 11, 2023.

Click here for a fact sheet which will help you know what to expect at the end of the PHE so that you can continue to feel confident in how you will receive your health care. Please note that this information is not intended to cover every possible scenario. 

This fact sheet will cover the following:

  • COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and treatments
  • Telehealth services
  • Health Care Access: Continuing flexibilities for health care professionals
  • Inpatient Hospital Care at Home: Expanded hospital capacity by providing inpatient care in a patient’s home.

Carrier Test Reimbursement Information:

ESI direct claim form available HERE.  Test kit reimbursements is located on the right-hand side of this form.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Call your local retail pharmacy to see if they have at-home COVID-19 tests available.
  2. Take your Express Scripts ID card to a retail pharmacy in your network.
  3. Bring the COVID-19 test to the pharmacy counter, not the regular checkout lane.
  4. Check out at the pharmacy counter and show your ID card. Your at-home COVID-19 test should automatically ring up at no cost to you.

Here are a few helpful places to find information:

  • To find a retail pharmacy in your network: Visit and click “Find a Pharmacy.” You can also use our mobile app.
  • If you weren’t able to purchase your at-home COVID-19 test(s) at the pharmacy counter, or happened to be charged: You can submit your receipt for reimbursement of up to $12 per test online at our COVID-19 resource center.

Where to Get Vaccinated

Latest News

Updated Daily: State of California Overview of Vaccination Progress Data

Get More Vaccine News from These Local Organizations

Southern California Public Health Sites


Medical Groups – San Diego

Medical Groups – Southern California

Guidelines and Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines: 

California COVID-19 Resources: