Do I have to get my diabetes testing supplies through mail order? 

No. You can get your diabetes testing supplies at any neighborhood Walgreens store. We can bill Medicare Part B and your qualified supplemental insurance, which means little or no out of pocket cost to you.

What Medicare-covered diabetes testing supplies are available at my neighborhood Walgreens and online? 

  • Blood glucose meters
  • Test strips
  • Lancets
  • Lancing devices
  • Control solution
  • Replacement batteries for meters

How do I know if I am eligible to have my diabetes testing supplies covered by Medicare Part B?  

If you're on Medicare and have diabetes, then you may be eligible. Your Walgreen's pharmacist can check your eligibility. Use our store locator to find a store near you.

How much does Medicare pay? How much do I pay? 

Generally, Medicare will pay 80 percent of the cost of your covered diabetes testing supplies, and Walgreens will bill Medicare directly. If you have a qualified supplemental insurance plan, Walgreens will bill it for the portion not covered by Medicare. Any non-covered supply, co-insurance and deductible is the responsibility of the individual customer.

What daily testing guidelines are covered under Medicare? 

Medicare covers testing once a day for non-insulin diabetics and covers testing three times daily for insulin-dependent diabetics.*

*More frequent testing may require additional documentation.

What if I need to test more frequently than Medicare guidelines allow? 

You and your doctor may need to supply additional documentation including test logs, progress notes and lab results. It's important to keep track of your results by maintaining a log since you may be required to supply this information.

Will I have to fill out and send in claim forms when buying diabetes testing supplies in store or online? 

No, Walgreens will fill out all claim forms and bill Medicare and your supplemental insurance company directly.

Who should I contact with questions? 

Just contact your neighborhood Walgreens pharmacy. Use our store locator to find a store near you.