Getting a COVID-19 diagnostic test in DC? It'll cost you.
The cost of a COVID-19 test varies widely, depending on where you get tested and even what state you reside in.
By Alan Goforth|September 17, 2020 at 09:09 AM
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Welcome to the U.S. health care system, where the prices are made up and the actual cost doesn’t matter. Case in point: COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Most insured individuals will likely not see a bill for testing, leaving them completely in the dark on how much their health provider is actually charging–and how much their insurer is paying.
The cost of COVID-19 tests has varied widely since the pandemic began, and average prices are difficult to pin down. Providers determine their own charges, with no variation among different insurance types.
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