The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act requires providers to list the “cash price” of COVID-19 tests on their public websites. UPMC’s standard charge for a COVID-19 diagnostic lab test is $155. If you have insurance, most plans will waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing, so there should be no out-of-pocket cost to you for this test. Please contact your insurer if you have questions about your plan. Similarly, if you do not have insurance you will not have an out-of-pocket cost for the COVID-19 diagnostic lab test. The CARES Act provides a financial support mechanism for hospital and providers that conduct COVID-19 diagnostic testing on uninsured patients during the public health emergency.
At UPMC Pinnacle we want you to fully understand all the charges on your hospital bill. We are available to answer any question you may have, either online or on the phone at 717-231-8989 or 877-499-3899.
Use our online tool to get a price estimate.
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In some cases, we may not be able to answer your questions immediately, but we will call back with an answer as soon as possible.
We will bill your insurance on your behalf, but it is your responsibility to ensure the payment of your hospital bill.
Your bill from UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals will include charges for the following items:
UPMC Pinnacle does not bill you for services provided by your private physician, anesthesiologist or other independent medical professionals, including physicians and other specialists who interpret certain tests such as pathology results, X-rays and EKGs.
You will receive separate bills from these providers, and you should contact them if you have questions about their bills.
Please call a customer service representative at 717-231-8989 or 877-499-3899 if you need a copy of your itemized UPMC Pinnacle bill, which will be sent to you at no charge.
If you need more than one copy of your itemized bill, there is a charge of $5 for each outpatient bill and $10 for each inpatient bill. The copy will be sent to you after the fee is paid.
Anyone who requires emergency services at UPMC Pinnacle hospitals will be treated regardless of his or her ability to pay.
If you have any questions about the estimated charges for treatment you require or you need to set up a payment plan, please contact our Customer Service area at 717-231-8989 or 877-499-3899. They will connect you with one of our Financial Counselors should their assistance be needed.
UPMC Pinnacle hospitals are committed to treating patients who have financial needs with the same dignity and consideration that is extended to all of its patients, consistent with the Mission of the UPMC Pinnacle.
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