How Much Does A Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Test Cost? And Does Insurance Cover It?

How Much Do COVID-19 Tests Cost?

Now that more and more people are getting tested for COVID-19, many people are looking towards rapid antigen tests for a quick solution. This is largely because rapid antigen tests are abundant, they’re cheap, and they can get results back faster than other tests like PCR tests. The question most people have before purchasing a COVID-19 test is how much will it cost and will insurance be able to cover it? 

Typically a rapid antigen COVID-19 test costs anywhere from $15 up to a hundred dollars. According to the Health and Human Services, individuals with private health insurance coverage are entitled to 8 free over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 tests per month. In addition, there are no limits on tests that are covered if they are administered by a healthcare provider following an individualized clinical assessment, including those who may need them due to underlying conditions. In any of the aforementioned events, you may need to pay for your COVID-19 test upfront and then later get reimbursement from your insurance company. You will never be responsible for paying for your COVID-19 test costs as your insurance should cover it. (To find out more information on how to get free tests, visit our Free COVID-19 Test Information page). This effort to provide for and cover the cost of COVID-19 tests is part of the US government’s plan to expand access to testing. They government intends to increase testing in order to help contain the spread of COVID-19 giving them a head start on tracking and controlling potential outbreaks.

If you would like to get COVID-19 tested, check out our locations below and see if there is a testing center in your area. If you prefer testing from home, you can look at our Certified Teleservice for COVID-19 testing and purchase any EUA certified test and perform the test yourself.

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