Mass Health has an option for temporary coverage. Temporary Mass Health benefits are designed to cover a number of services including prescription medication, psychiatric services, hospital stays, and doctor or clinic visits. Family planning and lab testing can also be covered.
Temporary coverage is available to individuals who have applied for Mass Health. It provides coverage until an application has been processed by the state. Recipients have access to all service providers that are part of the Mass Health coverage network. However, a temporary insurance card is not issued, and recipients must keep the member ID that is listed in their letter confirming coverage. There are no premiums for temporary Mass Health coverage.