Map: See What Different Providers Charge for Common Health Care Procedures

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Here's a truism: Health care costs are wildly variable and utterly confusing. That's why KQED joined forces with KPCC and to launch PriceCheck. For the last six weeks we've asked you to submit your costs for common procedures. To compare apples-to-apples, we asked how much your provider charged, how much your insurer paid and how much you paid for common procedures. And you've responded!

You've showed us that back MRIs can cost anywhere between $255 and $3,700 in the Bay Area. And that screening mammograms range from $125 to $801.

We've also surveyed hundreds of providers for cash prices — also known as self-pay — throughout California. Now you can sort through our data below as well as search on our site. Please help us build our database by submitting your health care costs.


To see more providers in your area, zoom in on the map using the arrows or your mouse wheel. Hover over each dot to see the provider name and procedure. Click to find out how much was charged. This map will update once a day with new information.