Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Stay up to date about COVID-19 and AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina's response to the pandemic.

Don't wait to vaccinate

Nearly all new COVID-19 cases are people who are not fully vaccinated. Get a tested, safe and effective vaccine to protect yourself and others against hospitalization and death. COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone 12 and older.


If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, the CDC recommends you stay home and separate yourself from other people in your home as much as possible.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Before going to a health care provider, clinic, hospital or emergency room, call ahead to describe your symptoms and how you might have been exposed to the virus. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

If you need assistance with non-emergency medical transportation for vaccination, COVID-19 testing, or for medical treatment, call 1-833-498-2262.

To apply for Medicaid or to confirm you are eligible for Medicaid, please contact your county Department of Social Services or visit the state's online tool, ePASS.


ACNC will follow flexibilities enacted by NC DHHS for health care providers during the pandemic. For more information, visit our provider pages.