Member Updates & Information
If your dental bill includes an additional charge for PPE for a visit between the dates of June 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020, please contact our customer service department by secure email through My Account, or by calling the number on the back of your member ID card.
Yes – if you are having an urgent dental issue, you may have the option to be seen by your dentist virtually – and you’ll pay the same as you would if you were seen in the dentist’s office. Coverage for these emergency virtual encounters is limited to problem-focused evaluations and follow ups only. This dental telemedicine benefit is available for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. To learn more about your dental telemedicine options, please call your dentist.
Please note – CareFirst’s Video Visit does not include access to dental providers. Please call your dentist to learn more about your dental telemedicine options.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most people have not been able to see their orthodontist except for emergency or urgent care. But some people may receive a bill even though their appointment was cancelled.
Treatments like braces require multiple visits over many months, even years. At the start of your treatment, many orthodontists work with you to create a payment plan, which may be automated. As a result, you may still be receiving a monthly bill, even though you have not been seen by your orthodontist due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
If you are experiencing difficulties making these payment plan payments or are concerned about owing a large payment once you can begin office visits again, CareFirst encourages you to contact your orthodontist and ask about payment options. The total amount you owe should not change, despite delays in check-in visits during the COVID-19 public health crisis.