Press Releases

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Fraud Alert: Fake COVID-19 testing sites

PITTSBURGH (April 2, 2020) — Be wary of fraudulent pop-up COVID-19 testing sites. Red flags that could indicate a test scam include:

  • No affiliation with local medical provider or government entity (health department)
  • Test sites offer “free” testing for Medicare recipients
  • Exorbitant upfront fee for testing for non-Medicare patients or not taking private insurance at all
  • Offering or indicating additional testing will be conducted beyond COVID 19 on patient’s sample
  • Failure to utilize current CDC guidance and OSHA’s standards in interaction with patients
  • Use common sense on whether these sites are true medical professionals

FIPR:
1-800-438-2478 (PA/DE)
1-800-788-5661 (WV)
FIPR@hmhs.com

Integrity Hotline:
1-800-985-1056
Integrity@highmarkhealth.org