How much do Covid tests cost (April 2021) ? According to the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, the median price for a COVID-19 diagnostic test at a hospital was $148 (up $21 from 2020). The range of prices was very wide, from $20 to $1,419. Most often the charges were between $100 and $199. The study examined Covid test prices at 102 hospitals – usually the largest two non-governmental hospitals in each state, in mid-June. About 91% of the selected hospitals posted prices online for diagnostic tests. The test price is supposed to be covered by your health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. If you’re uninsured, the test cost, visit and collection fees are also supposed to be free to you. See report “COVID-19 test prices and payment policy”, posted April 28, 2021. No updates.