Health care — including coronavirus testing for people who need it — should be affordable for all Californians.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you think you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, then under federal law, you do not need to pay a co-pay to be tested. In all other circumstances, you may be required to pay a co-pay, just like you would when getting any other health care service.
Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans cover coronavirus tests and antibody tests, with no out-of-pocket costs. The cost of medically necessary coronavirus screening, testing, and treatment for the uninsured is paid for by the government.
If you don’t have health care coverage or recently lost employer-sponsored health care coverage, see the Health Care Coverage Options Factsheet (PDF) to get covered.