Hepatitis B Virus infection screenings

Medicare covers a Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection screening if your primary care provider orders it and 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 



Things to know

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

  • Once a year only 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 if you have 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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