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Chlamydia Treatment Cost


How Much Does Chlamydia Treatment Cost?

 
average costWith Health Insurance: Lab and Prescription Copayshigh costWithout Health Insurance: $30-$130+

Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted bacterial infection. Symptoms can include burning during urination, discharge and pain, but many patients have no symptoms. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics.

Typical costs:

  • For patients covered by health insurance, out-of-pocket costs for chlamydia treatment typically consist of doctor visit, lab and prescription drug copays. Chlamydia treatment typically is covered by health insurance.
  • For patients not covered by health insurance, chlamydia diagnosis and treatment typically costs from less than $30-$130 or more for laboratory testing and from less than $15-$50 or more for antibiotics. For example, Planned Parenthood in Houston charges $28 for a chlamydia test[1] , and AnyLabTestNow.com charges $89 for a chlamydia urine test or $129 for a combined chlamydia/gonorrhea test. Drugstore.com charges about $13 for a one-week course of the generic antibiotic doxycycline hyclate. And
  • Drugstore.com charges about $30 for a one-gram dose of the generic antibiotic azithromycin and about $50 for the brand-name equivalent, Zithromax. According to a study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, the average cost for an episode of chlamydia was $99 for the doctor visit, $44 for the diagnostic test and $36 for the treatment for a total of $179.
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What should be included:
  • Chlamydia is diagnosed by a laboratory test on urine or a specimen taken from the cervix or penis. Often a test for gonorrhea is done at the same time since the diseases cause similar symptoms.
  • Chlamydia is treated with oral antibiotics -- usually one dose of azithromycin[2] (brand name Zithromax) or a week of doxycycline[3] taken twice a day.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information on chlamydia and treatment[4] .
Additional costs:
  • The patient's sexual partners must also be tested and treated.
  • If left untreated, chlamydia in women can lead to fallopian tube scarring that can cause infertility, for which in-vitro fertilization typically costs $8,000-$15,000 per cycle.
Discounts:
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a locator[5] for clinics with sliding fee scales based on income.
  • Some drug manufacturers offer patient assistance programs. Any patient without prescription drug coverage who also is not eligible for Medicare typically qualifies for Together Rx Access[6] , a discount card that offers 25%-40% off many brand-name drugs.
Shopping for chlamydia treatment:
  • A family doctor, gynecologist or urologist can diagnose and prescribe treatment for chlamydia. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers a gynecologist locator[7] , and the American Urological Association offers a urologist locator[8] . Planned Parenthood, which offers sexual and reproductive health services to men and women, has a health center locator[9] .
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
some how i had it for a long time and i dont sleep around
Amount: $130.00 not covered by insurance
Posted by: no name please in springfeld, MO.Posted: November 15th, 2013 07:11PM
Provider: the er
That dosent count the visit that was just the meds to get rid of it needless to say merried an im going to use a condom everytime no matter what
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External Resources:
  1.  www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/centerDetails.asp?f=2291#!service=std-test...
  2.  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001009/
  3.  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000563/
  4.  www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm
  5.  findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx
  6.  www.togetherrxaccess.com/p/prescription-savings/about-together-rx-access/enroll.aspx
  7.  www.acog.org/About_ACOG/Find_an_Ob-Gyn
  8.  www.urologyhealth.org/urology/findurologist.cfm
  9.  www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/
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