If you are planning to circumcise your newborn, don’t expect medicare to pay.
Routine newborn circumcision is not covered by most provincial health plans and typically costs $200 to $500.
Circumcised men have lower rates of sexually transmitted infections, including herpes, syphilis and HIV.
How much do hospitals charge for circumcision?
The average hospital cost of a circumcision nationwide is about $2,000, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. However, many insurance plans treat the procedure as elective and thus won’t cover it unless medically necessary. At UCLA, the “list price” for a circumcision is $1,205.
Is circumcision covered by insurance?
Male circumcision is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. Private health plans usually cover the cost of newborn circumcision, but Medicaid plans do not provide coverage for the procedure in 18 states.
Can you get circumcised at any age?
Circumcision may be done at any age. If you were not circumcised as a baby, you may choose to have it done later for personal or medical reasons. Your doctor may suggest circumcision later if: You have repeated infections of the foreskin that do not get better with treatment.
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