CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Diabetic patients with private insurance coverage may now buy blood glucose test strips for a $4 co-pay at Kroger pharmacies, the grocery chain announced.
"One of the concerns of our customers is that their co-pay on blood glucose test strips continue to rise," spokeswoman Allison McGee said in a news release. "People with diabetes can spend as much as $1,000 each year out of pocket on blood glucose monitoring test strips alone, even if they have insurance.
For cash-paying patients without private pay insurance, Kroger meters are available for $10 and low cost test strips are available in 25, 50 and 100 count. No membership is needed for the $4 co-pay.
Kroger operates 122 stores in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio from its headquarters in Roanoke.