COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 2, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Molina
Healthcare of Ohio (“Molina”) is committing $150,000 for the purchase of personal
protective equipment (“PPE”), COVID-19 test kits, as well as other needed essentials to
help protect providers, health care professionals, and those in need during the
coronavirus pandemic that has plagued Ohio and the nation.
“Molina is committed to supporting our health care partners serving on the front line with
needed personal protective equipment and test kits, and providing other essentials
including personal care items, food supplies, diapers, and more to community partners
throughout Ohio,” said Ami Cole, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Ohio. “Molina will
work with Governor DeWine’s administration to help identify community organizations,
hospitals, homecare and hospice providers, homeless shelters, and other facilities in
need of supplies to best serve affected Ohioans immediately.”
In addition to PPE, needed testing kits, and critical essentials in various communities
throughout Ohio, Molina is also identifying partners that require monetary support to help
address COVID-19 emergency needs.
Molina Healthcare of Ohio shares the governor’s commitment to tackling the pandemic
and continues to take the following steps to support his administration’s efforts:
• Molina has waived all cost share and prior authorization requirements for COVID19 services for all health insurance products offered in Ohio.
• Molina continues to provide virtual urgent care for MyCareOhio, Marketplace,
Medicare, and adult Medicaid members through its partnership with Teladoc. We
encourage members to take advantage of this convenient way to receive medical
care without leaving their home. For information on how to access this this service,
members can visit this website or call1-800-Teladoc.
• Molina members can receive free home delivery of prescriptions through any CVS
Pharmacy, which is a convenient option to avoid coming to the pharmacy for refills
or new maintenance prescriptions.
• Molina is offering its Coronavirus Chatbot tool for members seeking information
about COVID-19 risk factors, which is available on the Molina website, member
portal, and mobile app.
About Molina Healthcare of Ohio
Since 2005, Molina Healthcare of Ohio has been providing government-funded, quality
health care to low-income individuals. As of December 31, 2019, the company serves
approximately 288,000 members through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid
(Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs across the state. To learn more, visit