Hepatitis C screening tests

Hepatitis C screening tests

Medicare covers a screening test one time if 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’re at high risk, Medicare covers yearly screenings.

How often is it covered?
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

Medicare will only cover Hepatitis C screening tests if your primary care doctor or other primary care provider orders them.

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