COVID-19 Diagnostic Laboratory Testing Price
The price of a COVID-19 test at all Avera hospital and clinic laboratories is $140 (inclusive of supplies, lab equipment and staff time to run the test). Insurance companies, as well as government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, have taken steps to ensure coverage to eliminate any out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing at this time.
For self-pay, there will not be a bill at this time. Avera will seek reimbursement from any applicable government programs which may provide coverage for the test. You may receive a bill should government funding not cover the cost of the testing. Avera has assistance programs for those who qualify.
Avera is committed to providing pricing transparency. If you have specific questions about your Avera hospital billing, insurance coverage and financial responsibility, please contact us.
The information listed in these links is charge data only. Avera fully supports offering information on the price of health care, including price transparency. Please be aware that charge data alone provides little information to understand what your out-of-pocket cost will be.
State hospital associations in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota offer price compare web sites that allows health care consumers to receive basic information about services and charges at hospitals within those states and compare overall charges between hospitals. These prices should not be used as an estimate for out-of-pocket costs, which will vary based on your insurance coverage. If you are insured, contact your health insurance provider, who can estimate your out-of-pocket costs based on your co-pay and deductible. If you are uninsured, contact your hospital for out-of-pocket cost information for specific services.
Please exercise caution when interpreting charge data. The use of improper assumptions and analytical methods may result in erroneous or misleading conclusions. Conclusions drawn from data are the sole responsibility of the data user. The submitted pricing information reflects hospital charges in effect on January 1. As a result, a patient’s bill for hospital services provided at a different date may contain different charges.