Luckily, allergists accept health insurance. However, because an allergist is a specialist, you will probably need a referral from your primary doctor before you can make an appointment. If you don’t get a referral, your insurance company may refuse to pay your bills. Typically, a visit to an allergist will cost you a specialist co-pay that’s usually between $10 and $60. Then, you’ll also need to pay for whatever testing is done at the visit. Some insurance companies cover testing right away, while others make you reach your deductible first. In either case, you’ll probably have a co-pay, meaning you’ll have to pay 10% to 20% of the bill.
If you don’t have insurance, skin allergy tests can cost between $60 to $300. Blood tests are a little more expensive, with an average range between $200 to $1,000. Of course, costs also vary depending on what you’re being tested for, so always consult your allergist directly to determine the true cost of your care.