Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers a test to see if you have coronavirus (officially called coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19)

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for this test.

What it is

Tests done to help your doctor diagnose or rule out a suspected illness or condition.  In some circumstances, a home health nurse, laboratory technician, or an appropriately-trained medical assistant may give you this test in your home.

Things to know

 

Note

Medicare Advantage Plans can’t charge copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for clinical lab tests to detect or diagnose COVID-19.

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