May 14, 2020
Governor extends updates to State Employee Health Plan
- The State Employee Health Plan, SEHP, will cover medically necessary diagnostic tests that are consistent with CDC guidance related to the COVID-19 at no cost share to member, where it is not covered as part of the Public Health Service response.
- The SEHP will allow early refills on 30 or 90-day prescription medications and/or allow members to use their mail order benefit.
- Given the nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, seeking in person medical care has the potential to further spread the virus. The SEHP partners with Aetna and Blue Cross BlueShield of Kansas to provide Telehealth services with a virtual doctor’s office. There is 24/7/365 access to this service. The member cost share will be waived for any Telehealth service.
Aetna members: http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/vendors/Aetna.htm
BlueCross Blue Shield members: http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/sehp/vendors/BCBSKS.htm
- The HealthQuest Health Center available to members enrolled in the health plan, is located at 901 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka
Phone screening is recommended before going to the center: 785-783-4080
If a patient walks into the clinic, they will have them put on a mask, clean their hands with hand sanitizer. The health center staff will evaluate the patient's symptoms and recommend they isolate if the initial findings and/or symptoms present are a positive indicator for the virus.
Testing is not available at the health center for COVID-19 and the clinic will refer all patients that meet the risk criteria to the local health department for testing and further evaluation.