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COVID-19 - Paying for Coronavirus Testing Resource

Can you get tested for COVID-19 for free?

In certain instances, yes. On occasion, some cities and states have been offering free COVID-19 testing to all individuals, regardless of their insurance status. In some places, such as Wisconsin, free testing has been ongoing, while other areas, like Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver offered free testing temporarily following protests in those cities.

To find out if free testing is available in your area, contact your state or local health department for more information.

Paying for COVID-19 testing

When you make an appointment for a COVID-19 test, or go to a walk-up site, talk to your healthcare provider about how much the test costs, what your insurance will cover, what out-of-pocket costs you may have to pay during your visit, and what forms of payment they accept. Generally speaking, regardless of where you are tested, you should bring your personal ID and insurance card.

You can also contact your insurance provider directly if you have questions about coverage for COVID-19 testing. In most cases, your healthcare provider will bill your insurance company directly for reimbursement for the cost of the test, but clarifying this with your insurance provider can help you avoid surprise bills after your test.
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