How Much Does a Urologist Visit Cost?

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Urologists help diagnose and treat the male and female reproductive system, particularly the kidneys, adrenal glands, urethra, bladder and reproductive organs.  They are also trained in the surgical and medical treatment of diseases that affect these organs.

If you need to visit one soon, you will find the prices will be all over the place, depending on a few factors.

How much does a urologist visit cost?

Without insurance, plan on budgeting anywhere from as little as $200 to as much as $550+ for a simple first-time consultation with a urologist, with the nationwide average at $260.  If you were an established patient, then the costs could be half this amount.   This price, however, will not include other services, if required, such as lab tests or treatment.  The costs will depend on the type of visit, if additional tests are needed, the doctor and geographical location.

Dr. James G. Knight, MD, for example, lists his prices on his official website.  A standard consult can cost $183, whereas a cash discount can bring the costs down to $91 for just the visit.  Other procedures, as he lists on his website, can range anywhere from as little as $3 for a urinalysis to as much as $3.400+ for an extensive prostate surgery.

Urologist visit overview

During a visit, your urologist will almost always request a urine specimen before the consult, and just like any other doctor’s visit, you will also be asked to fill out paperwork regarding your ailment and provide a staff member with a detailed health history.

During the exam, the urologist will concentrate on your genitourinary system and evaluate other systems based on your symptoms.  He or she will also perform a genital exam and digital rectal exam to assess the prostate.  After this exam, depending on his or her findings, they will discuss a treatment plan to determine the root of the issue.  This may include a blood count test, PSA test and/or an imaging scan, all of which won’t be included in the estimates.  These tests will, again, depending on the findings and can greatly vary.

What are the extra costs?

The prices mentioned above only include an initial consultation without any sort of additional testing and are a slim part of the budget if you were to have an ailment.  These prices will not include any medication, scans, surgeries and/or laboratory expenses; therefore, if any additional tests were required, it could add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to the estimates mentioned above.   Popular tests often considered during a visit may include a urinalysis, cystoscopy, uroflowmetry test or biopsy.

In some cases, a urologist may recommend a cystoscopy to examine the bladder and urethra.  This procedure is often done at a third party ambulatory center outside of the urologist office.

How can I save money?

Talk with a urologist over the phone ahead of time to see what they can do for you.  Most offices will be more than happy to give you a ballpark estimate over the phone, and while you don’t want to focus on the price tag, you will want to pay close attention to their reputation, experience and their affiliation with hospitals.

If you have health insurance,  they will more than likely cover just about every procedure a urologist performs as long as it’s medically necessary.  Always talk with your health insurance provider ahead of time to be certain the urologist you’re using is covered by your policy.  For those looking for a new policy, consider browsing through hundreds for free at

If you do not have health insurance, you can always ask your Urologist for a discount by paying in either cash or even by a credit card.  Most offices are more than willing to negotiate on the final price.

New York Urology Specialists offers some helpful cost saving advice.  For example, ask for generic medication instead of the name branded alternative.  If at all possible, try to use a non-hospital affiliated outpatient testing center for any lab work.

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Average Reported Cost: $2620

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Dr, Staub (midland,  Texas) paid $240 and said:

    Just for a simple consulation

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. lecompte (metairie,  Louisiana) paid $5000 and said:

    Insurance charged $5,000.00 for 1 test ? and I have ot pay out of povket 129.00 ?

    Was it worth it? Yes

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