How Much Does a Doctor Visit Cost?

A doctor visit will be necessary whether you have a medical condition or you simply want to show up for a routine physical.

There are so many factors involved when visiting a doctor’s office and paying the bill, so it can be hard to offer an “exact” estimate.

Doctor by Sole Treadmill, on Flickr
Doctor” (CC BY 2.0) by Sole Treadmill

How much does a doctor visit cost?

Type of CareAverage Cost
Routine Adult Checkup$200 to $300
Female Exam (younger than 40)$200 to $300
Female Exam (older than 40)$275 to $400
Child Exam (newborn to 24 months)$150 to $200
Child Exam (24 months to 16 years)$150 to $250
Adult office visit for illness$150 to $250
Child visit for illness$150 to $250
Adult emergency room visit for illness$550 to $800
Child emergency visit for illness$500 to $750

NOTE:  If you’re an established patient, these costs can drop by more than 50 percent, depending on your doctor’s office billing policy.

What are the extra costs?

Type of Diagnostic Test or Lab ServiceAverage Price (without insurance)
Allergy Study$250 to $400
Blood Count$5 to $50
Blood Glucose Test$5 to $15
Cardiac Catheterization$500 to $2,500
CAT Scan$300 to $750
Cholesterol Test$50 to $125
Colonoscopy$700 to $1,100
Echocardiogram$100 to $275
Electrocardiogram$50 to $150
Hematology$15 to $40
Influenza A & B Testing$55 to $75
Lipid Panel Test$30 to $55
Mono Test$15 to $25
MRI$500 to $1,500
Pulmonary Study$25 to $100
Sleep Study$100 to $750
STD Test$55 to $150
Strep Test$20 to $40
Throat Swab$30 to $50
Ultrasound$150 to $250
Urinalysis$5 to $25
Vaccination$25 to $150

How can I save money?

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Average Reported Cost: $203

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Fred Peck (Enid OK,  Oklahoma) paid $203 and said:

    insuranance never has paid for 6ix monthso

    Blue Cross Blue Shield so I had to pay at beginning of hospital request I ended up paying 102.33 dollars after medicare now the insurance co. said I still should be reimbursed.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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