COVID-19 Tests

Over-the-Counter COVID Tests

Group health plans and health insurance issuers now cover the cost of FDA-authorized over-the-counter (“OTC”) COVID-19 tests, commonly known as at-home or self-test kits.

Here’s how Bath Iron Works’ health plans are addressing this:

  • Group health plans will cover up to eight OTC COVID-19 tests per covered individual per 30-day period at no cost to the member. For example, a covered family of three could get up to 24 OTC COVID-19 tests covered by their health plan per 30-day period. (Each test is counted separately, even if multiple tests are sold in one package.)
  • To be covered under this program, test kits must be FDA-approved, those typically identified as Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
  • Kits purchased prior to January 15th 2022 will not be reimbursed.
  • There is no requirement for the OTC test to be ordered by a medical provider.

Salaried Employees who are Prime Therapeutic pharmacy members:

  • Members can pick up an FDA-approved test kit at their pharmacy, take the kit to the pharmacy counter and pay for it there, asking for it to be put through insurance.
  • There will be no cost to you at the point of sale.
  • If you buy a kit online or at an out-of-network (not participating) or an in-network pharmacy, keep your receipt so you can be reimbursed. You can be reimbursed for up to $12 per kit. You will need to complete a claims form (see below) and provide your receipt.
  • Claim forms are found here, or you can pick up a form from BIW Benefits.
  • Claim forms should be mailed to Prime Therapeutics (DTE) PO 21870 Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-1870

Union Employees who are Cigna Pharmacy members:

  • Anyone enrolled in a Union GDBIW Medical Plan through Cigna should retain their receipts if they purchase an eligible COVID-19 test kit. For FDA-approved test kits that were purchased after January 15 and before February 21 you will need to complete a claims form (see below) and provide your receipt.
  • Starting Feb. 21, members can get an FDA-approved test kit at their pharmacy, take it to the pharmacy counter, and show your Cigna ID They will process the test kit under your pharmacy benefit. There will be no cost to you at the point of sale.
  • If you buy a kit at an online pharmacy, keep your receipt so you can be reimbursed. You can be reimbursed for up to $12 per test. You will need to complete a claims form (see below) and provide your receipt.
  • Claim forms are found here, or you can pick up a form from BIW Benefits.
  • Claim forms may be mailed to the address on the Cigna id card:

P.O. Box 188050
TN 37422-8050

On-Site Testing Currently Available

Maine BIW employees concerned they have been exposed to someone with COVID or who are experiencing symptoms can be tested onsite. Testing appointments are also available for second and third shift employees. Call Fit for Life at 207-442-3145 to schedule an appointment. Employees at offsite locations should contact their Fit for Life staff as listed below. Fit for Life can usually accommodate same day testing but employees may need to wait 24 hours.

Main Yard: All shifts, call Fit for Life at 442-3145

Offsite facilities, please contact the Fit for Life staff member assigned to each facility:

Structural Fab: 207-458-6770

Outfit Fab/CW/Fairpoint /Technology Center: 207-844-1457

CROF: 207-458-4874

BIW Training Academy/BIW Trades Learning: 207-405-8266

Ace/Bisson/Read St. Warehouse: 207-844-1457

Vaccines Available

All employees are highly encouraged to get vaccinated to protect themselves. Free vaccines and booster vaccines are available onsite provided a minimum of 5 employee are interested.  Please call Fit for Life to request an appointment. For vaccine clinics in your community please visit

Off-Site Testing

Some testing sites are open to anyone while others are limited to their own patients. Some sites require people to pay for the test up front and submit the bill to their insurance company. People interested in a test should call ahead and ask questions about access, hours and costs.

These websites provide information about off-site testing facilities:

Get Tested COVID-19 – Click here
Keep Maine Healthy – Click here
Minute Clinic – Click here
Walgreens COVID-19 Testing – Click here
ConvenientMD – Click here
MaineHealth COVID-19 Testing Sites – Click here

Click here to read Individual Guidance for Uninsured Individuals.

Other Resources

  • Mid Coast Medical COVID Testing: 207-373-6699, Parkview Hospital Campus, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick

8am-3:40pm, 7 days a week. PCR testing only, no rapid testing. Mid Coast Hospital offers testing for individuals with a provider’s order. This includes all patients of Mid Coast Hospital, Mid Coast Medical Group, and MaineHealth, as well as patients of other Maine-based providers. Contact your doctor for an appointment. If the doctor recommends testing, the order will be faxed and the COVID testing center will contact the employee to schedule an appointment. Learn more here.

As a state-sponsored Swab and Send site, Mid Coast Hospital also offers testing for people with or without symptoms who do not have an order from a local provider, or who reside outside of Maine. You must first fill out a form online. More information can be found here.

  • CVS Pharmacy COVID Testing – Available to all Maine residents.
    • Augusta: 24 Stone Street
    • Biddeford: 384 Elm Street
    • Portland: 111 Auburn Street
    • South Portland: 51 Market St

Preregister via online form and they will provide an appointment time. Test is handed out at drive-thru. You will be given a testing kit and instructed on self-swabbing procedure while being observed. The swab will be sent to an independent 3rd party lab: 2-3 day turn around. Preregister and learn more here.

  • Maine Urgent Care: Topsham Location – 105 Topsham Fair Mall Rd, 207-798-6333; Lewiston Location – 685 Sabattus St, 207-795-5050

Open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. No order required but do need to have a full visit with the health care provider. Does not require being a patient of CMMC or require a PCP. Visit is billed to insurance. Learn more here.

  • Walk-in Covid Testing Center: 287 Main Street, Lewiston

No phone number on site. Open Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday, 11am-3pm. No doctor visit and does not require insurance. No appointment needed. FREE service: just a swab and it is sent to the Maine State Lab.

  • Northern Light Health Triage Line: 844-489-1822

Phone line is open from 8am-5pm, testing site hours vary by location. There are multiple drive-up testing locations, depending on where employee lives, including Waterville, Bangor, Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Portland and Dover-Foxcroft. You can take a quick survey online to schedule an appointment and receive a follow-up call where you will be preregistered. Scheduling and preregistration can also be done over the phone. Insurance will be billed like an office visit. Does not require PCP approval. Click here to take the survey and find a testing location near you.