Hepatitis C screening tests

Medicare covers a Hepatitis C screening test if your primary care doctor or other health care provider orders one and you meet one or more of these conditions:

  • You’re at high risk because you use or have used illicit injection drugs.
  • You had a blood transfusion before 1992.
  • You were born between 1945-1965.

If you were born between 1945-1965 and aren’t considered high risk, Medicare pays for a screening test once. If you’re at high risk (for example, you’ve continued to use illicit injection drugs since your previous negative Hepatitis C screening test), Medicare covers yearly screenings.


Your costs in Original Medicare

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