Embry Health Must Now Charge Uninsured Arizonans for COVID-19 Tests

For nearly two years, Embry Health has played a crucial and instrumental part in the valley during the pandemic providing no cost COVID-19 test to residents.

Embry Health recently announced they had to make the hard decision to begin charging uninsured Arizonans for COVID-19 tests starting Tuesday. Due to the recent change in the HRSA program and lack of funding, the Antibody and PCR tests will now cost $100, which can be paid for online while making an appointment or at the testing site.

The new charges will apply to Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, New Mexico, and Washington residents.

For those who are insured, “Patients with valid insurance at time of service will have that insurance billed for the cost of testing. If it is discovered the insurance is no longer valid, the patient will be sent a bill for the cost of testing,” the Embry website says.

Embry Health has closed approximately 60 of their sites, but still offer testing at numerous locations around the Valley.

For more information, visit their Embry Health site.

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