Commonly Asked Questions
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.
- Blood glucose meters
- Test strips
- Lancing devices
- Control solution
- Replacement batteries for meters
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, Walgreens will fill out all claim forms and bill Medicare and your supplemental insurance company directly.
Just contact your neighborhood Walgreens pharmacy. Use our store locator to find a store near you.