Hepatitis B Virus infection screenings

Hepatitis B Virus infection screenings

Medicare covers HBV infection screenings if you’re at high risk or pregnant.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for the screening test if your doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts 

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Things to know

Your primary care doctor must order the infection screening. Medicare covers these tests:

  • Once a year if you’re at continued high risk and don’t get a Hepatitis B shot
  • If you’re pregnant:
    • At the first prenatal visit for each pregnancy
    • At the time of delivery for those with new or continued risk factors.
    • At the first prenatal visit for future pregnancies, even if you previously got the Hepatitis B shot or had negative HBV screening results.

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