Free COVID-19 Testing Quietly Winds Down
ABC News reported on March 25, 2022, several diagnostic testing companies will no longer offer SARS-CoV-2 virus tests for free to uninsured Americans. The U.S. FDA website confirmed 425 tests and sample collection devices had been authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an example, Quest Diagnostics, one of the largest testing companies in the country, told ABC News that patients who are not on Medicare, Medicaid, or a private health plan will now be charged $125 ($119 and a $6 physician fee) when using one of its QuestDirect PCR tests.
As of March 28, 2022, the Quest website reflects these pricing changes.
Additional COVID-19 testing news is posted at CoronavirusToday.com/tests.
Note: The ABC article was edited for clarity and manually curated for mobile readers.