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COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Criteria

Testing supplies for COVID-19 remain limited. Healthy individuals under the age of 65 with mild illness do not need to be tested. COVID-19 is mild in most people and usually resolves on its own. Patients with mild symptoms are advised to stay home and take over-the-counter medicines to treat their symptoms. 

We are following CDC guidelines and prioritizing testing for the following:

Priority 1:
  • Hospitalized patients who have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
  • Adult over 65 years old and individuals with chronic medical conditions and/ or immunocompromised state (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, receiving immunosuppressive medications, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease) who are having signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
  • Health care workers who are having signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
  • First responders, such as law enforcement, EMS, and child abuse and neglect first responders, who are having signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
Priority 2:
  • People, who within 14 days of symptom onset had close contact with a suspect or laboratory- confirmed COVID-19 patient, or who have a history of travel from affected geographic areas within 14 days of their symptoms onset.
  • People who have respiratory illness where flu and strep throat testing has come back negative.

COVID-19 Testing Costs

Most health plans are required to cover COVID-19-related testing and services provided during a medical visit with no cost sharing* (deductibles, copayments or coinsurance). However, some may not.  Your out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 health care are subject to your health insurance benefits and copays/deductibles may apply. Contact your health insurance company and provide them with the KRH billing codes below to learn more about potential costs and coverage under your plan during this public health emergency.

During the declared State of Emergency, the following discounted prices will be offered. Based on personal health plan and services provided, prices may vary. Customers with little to no insurance coverage, please feel free to contact us at (406) 756-4408 for KRMC or (406) 863-3567 for NVH.
 
FLU A/B PCR
CPT: 87502
Price: $60.00
 
RESPIRATORY PANEL
CPT: 87633
Price: $140.00

COVID 19
CPT: 87635
Price: $100

Learn more about KRMC's Guide to Charges 
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