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Consumer Alert: Check insurance before paying for COVID-19 tests


Last updated 11/4/2020 at 11:44am

Karin Hill

The newest drive-through COVID-19 testing center is at Fountain Fire Station No. 1.

While drive-up COVID testing sites provide tests for free, many people may not know that consumer sites do charge people for the test. In addition, the amount people pay for COVID tests can vary greatly depending on which insurance providers people have. Mary Koepp, a Fountain resident, recently discovered this fact when her son had to get COVID testing in late September. Her son initially tried to get a test at a drive-up testing site, but discovered there was a four-hour waiting list. Since her son needed the test as soon as possible so he could return to work, Koepp recommended he go to...

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