Tips for finding an X-ray near me
X-ray costs vary by facility and location. For an insured patient the co-pay can be anywhere from $20 – $1,200, while the cash patients generally pay about $65-$300. It’s a good idea to it’s essential that you do your research first before going to the closest facility you were directed by your doctor.
X-ray near me costs:
- Regular x-ray cost: $40 – $800
- IVP x-ray cost: $100 – $1000
- HSG x-ray cost: $200 – $800
Does insurance cover this?
Yes, usually insurance covers this type of exam. However, if you are a deductible patient or have a large co-pay you might be asked to pay hundreds of dollars for this exam and will not receive the best rate as most insurances require facilities to charge you the sticker price which is 4x-10x higher what they usually pay.
How can I save on x-ray costs?
- Go to an outpatient clinic, their prices are usually 30-70% lower than in hospitals
- Pay in cash or with a credit card, you will be able to negotiate the best rate
- Visit a cash doctor, they are most interested in a long-term service, so they can give you an x-ray at a very reasonable cost
Do I need an appointment?
No, x-rays do not require an appointment, so you can come at any time of the day when the imaging facility is open.
Where can I get an x-ray near me?
You can get an X-ray at a hospital, outpatient imaging centers or at a doctor office. Due to the low cost of purchasing an x-ray machine (used models can be purchased for as little as $2,000), many doctors are investing in these machines, so you can usually get it done at any orthopedist or many times also at physician offices.
Are there any risks related to X-ray use?
X-ray work based on radiation exposure. Prolonged exposure to radiation might lead to cancer. The amount of radiation you’re exposed to during an X–ray on the type of tissue and x-ray type, please consult your doctor to better understand this. .If you don’t want to be exposed to radiation, you can choose to do an MRI instead. In that case, it’s preferable to go with a cash route where you spend $250-500 instead of $1000-2000 when you pay an insurance deductible/co-pay. Get a quote for an MRI with our partner service.
Special types of X-rays
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a special type of x-ray where a contrast material is injected to evaluate your kidneys, ureters, and bladder and help diagnose blood in the urine or pain in your side or lower back. An IVP may provide enough information to allow your doctor to treat you with medication and avoid surgery. These can cost anywhere from $100-1000.
Hysterosalpingogram x-ray (HSG)
HSG is a special kind of x-ray procedure performed by a doctor to determine whether the fallopian tubes are open and to see if the shape of the uterine cavity is normal. It usually takes about 30 minutes to perform. Due to the complexity of this procedure, it tends to be more expensive and costs between $200-$800.