HIV screenings

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers an HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) screening once per year if you meet one of these conditions:

  • You’re 15-65.
  • You’re younger than 15 or older than 65 and are at an increased risk for HIV.

If you’re pregnant, you can get the screening up to 3 times during your pregnancy.

Your costs in Original Medicare

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


Frequency of services

Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs. Ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and if, or how much, Medicare will pay for them.

Is my test, item, or service covered?