Buprenorphine Prices

I’m a consumer too. Information regarding insurance reimbursement for things like labs, medications, and doctor visits is notoriously difficult to obtain up-front. To this end I am gathering datapoints from patients and will record them here. Everything below is from 2018-2020. Each line represents a different instance with a different patient. Your results may be wildly different. But it’s a start.

Insurance NameMedicationQuantityCostNotes
CignaSuboxone 8 mg strip21$176name-brand
CignaSuboxone 8 mg tab21$113.64generic
Blue Shield of CAbuprenorphine/naloxone56$5generic
Blue Shield of CAbuprenorphine/naloxone28$25generic
No InsuranceSuboxone 12 mg strip28$350name-brand
No InsuranceSuboxone 8 mg strip28$77with coupon
No Insurancebuprenorphine/naloxone 8/2 tablet3024.62with discount card

Lab Reimbursement


Insurance NameLab TypeCost
No Insurancebuprenorphine labs at Quest$230
Blue Shield of CAbuprenorphine labs at Quest$30
No insurancebup labs with fentanyl$270
Blue Shield of CAbup labs with fentanyl$30
Cignabup labs$38.04
Anthem/BX PPObup labs$0
Anthem/BX PPO governmentcomp survey panel$3.58
Anthem BXcomp metabolic panel$23
Anthem BXTSH$38

Visit Costs


Insurance NameProcedureCostInsurance Paid% PaidOut of Pocket
Blue Shield of CA99213$171$119.7070%$51.30
Blue Shield of CA99213$171$119.7070%$51.30
Anthem/BX PPO90836$209$146.3070%$62.70
Anthem/BX PPO90836$209$146.3070%$62.70