Healthcare Cost

How Much Does a Strep Test Cost?

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso15 Feb 2022
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Strep throat is caused by infection with a bacterium known as Streptococcus, also called group A streptococcus. A rapid strep test involves swabbing the throat and running a test on the swab. Rapid strep tests are available at urgent care centers and doctor's offices. If positive, the doctor can then prescribe antibiotics. The average out-of-pocket cost of a rapid strep test with a doctor's visit is $187. However, the price you will pay is highly variable and depends on if you have insurance, where you are located, and whether there's a need for any additional services.

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The Cost of a Strep Test

Our research team contacted the top 10 urgent care centers in the United States to determine precisely how much a strep test costs at urgent care without insurance. 

Urgent Care Cost

We found that the average cost of a rapid strep test without insurance is $187, including the doctor's visit. 

Urgent CarePrice
Concentra$181 office visit, call to unique about strep symptoms/ test
MedExpress/ Riverside Urgent CareNA
American Family Care$125 office, $35 strep test- Total $160
ProHEALTH Urgent Care$135, including an office visit
ExpressCare Urgent CareNA
MD Now Urgent CareNA
Patient First$299, including office visit
CityMD Urgent Care$200, including office visit
CareNow$154 office visit, $33 strep- $187 total
GoHealth Urgent Care$120 office visit, $25 strep test- $145 total

MinuteClinic (CVS)

At MinuteClinic, a strep test would be considered a minor illness and would cost you between $99–$139.


A strep test at Walgreens will typically cost $59 or more for patients with no existing health insurance.

Doctor's Office

Many factors influence the price of a strep test at a doctor's office. However, we've found the cost will range between $89- $101.

Hospital or Emergency Room

A strep test would be considered a Level 1 visit. Level 1 visits are for minor problems, such as an earache or a strep test. The average cost for a Level 1 emergency room visit is $328.

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Alyssa Corso

Alyssa is a Senior Marketing Associate & Content Writer at Mira. She is passionate about educating others on how to affordably access healthcare.

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