2023 Diabetic Monitoring Supplies

Effective January 1, 2023 Central Health Medicare Plan is transitioning to Abbott diabetic monitoring supplies for our members which will be available at any in-network retail pharmacy. Abbott is a leading manufacturer of diabetic supplies. Central Health Medicare Plan’s preferred Abbott meters include the Freestyle and Precision Xtra.

Freestyle Lite is EASY and FAST for everyday testing
Central Health Medicare Plan trusts you will find the new meter easier to use for these reasons:

  • Accurate - Top 5 most accurate test strips.
  • Small - Compact size that’s convenient to carry.
  • Convenient - Backlit screen and test strip port light for easy testing, day or night.
  • Fast - Results obtained within seconds.
  • User-friendly - No coding required.

If you need a refill of your diabetic supplies, after January 1, 2023, you can use any in-network retail pharmacy. To get current information about Central Health Medicare Plan’s network pharmacies, in your area, please review the Pharmacy Directory or call our Member Services Department at 1-866-314-2427 or, for TTY users, 711, 7 days a week, 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (PT).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go to my local pharmacy to obtain my diabetic supplies?
Yes, starting January 1, 2023, your diabetic supplies can be picked up at any in-network retail pharmacy.

Will there be any cost for my diabetic supplies?
No, there will be no cost for your diabetic supplies.

Who is Abbott?
Abbott is the manufacturer of the Freestyle and Precision Xtra meters and test strips.

When will I receive my new Abbott Blood Glucose Meter?
You can pick up your new Abbott Blood Glucose Meter at any in-network retail pharmacy starting January 1, 2023.

How do I use my new meter?
Enclosed with your new meter, you will find a quick reference guide on how to use your new meter. If you would like to speak to a live person, you can either talk to your local pharmacist or call the Abbott Customer Care Team at 1-888-522-5226 available 7 days a week 5:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (PT). You can also visit their website at FreeStyle Support Center (myfreestyle.com) for further information.

How to get your FREE Meter

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