COVID-19 Information: Treatment, Vaccines, and Testing

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As the COVID public health emergency comes to an end on July 1, 2023, MedStar Family Choice will be applying the following:

1. COVID treatment, vaccines, and testing will no longer be reimbursed if it occurs with an out-of-network provider unless there is an authorization. COVID treatment, vaccines, and testing will continue to be available for all MedStar Family Choice members if received within our provider network.

2. The emergency prescription overrides timeframe will decrease from 14 days back to the normal 3 days for emergency overrides needed on the weekends or holidays.

Children’s vaccines during COVID-19

Keeping your children up to date on their vaccines is important, even during this current health crisis. Vaccines will protect your children from other serious illnesses. Please reach out to your children’s primary care providers to schedule appointments for any missing vaccines.

Watch this video from The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to learn how to access your children’s vaccination records.

Before your baby is born

Momma & Me

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After your child arrives

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As your child grows

Well Child Care Schedule (pdf)

Follow this recommended timetable for raising a healthy child from birth through adolescence.

Childhood Immunization Schedule (pdf)

Find out what steps to take for your child's immunization throughout childhood.

Lead Poisoning

Learn more about why lead poisoning is said to be the top environmental threat to children and when children should be tested. 

HPV Vaccine

As parents, you do everything you can to protect your children’s health for now and for the future. Today, there is a strong weapon to prevent several types of cancer in our kids: the HPV vaccine. Learn more by clicking on the HPV Vaccine hyperlink above.

And as a healthy adult

Select a Primary Care Provider (doctor)

After you or your grown “child” turns 18, you may want to find a new primary care provider (doctor) to replace your pediatrician. They could choose a family practice or internal medicine doctor. Ask your doctor if you have questions about what type of provider to see. MedStar Family Choice can also help find a new adult doctor in your area. If you would like help, please call us at 410-933-2243.

Visit the Center for Disease Control's Immunization Schedule for Parents and Adults web page for parent-friendly vaccine schedules for infants, children, and teens as well as adults.

High Blood Pressure/Heart Disease

Be sure you get your blood pressure checked at every visit to your doctor.

Mammograms and Pap Smears

Schedule a mammogram and pap smear and stay aware of your own health needs.

Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a lifestyle change program for improving overall health. The goal is to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 

Diabetes and Healthy Living

Make sure to get your blood tested to determine your A1C level!


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