Testosterone (Androgel) is an expensive drug used to support normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice. This gel is used in males to treat low testosterone levels. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Compare androgens.

Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover generic testosterone gel as of 2015. Learn More

Looking for the compounded version? See prices for testosterone cream.

Androgel Medicare Coverage


Does Medicare cover testosterone?

In general, Medicare plans do not cover this drug. This drug will likely be quite expensive and you may want to consider using a GoodRx discount instead of Medicare to find the best price for this prescription.

How much is my testosterone co-pay with Medicare?

It depends. Which coverage stage are you in? Click on a tab below…

Donut Hole
Post-Donut Hole
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In the Deductible co-pay stage, you are responsible for the full cost of your prescriptions. Your Medicare deductible cannot exceed $360 in 2016.
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In the Typical co-pay stage, your deductible has been satisfied, and Medicare pays the majority of your drug costs.
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In the Donut Hole (also called the Coverage Gap) stage, you’ll pay more for your prescriptions. In 2016, the Donut Hole begins once you’ve spent $3,310 in one year.
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In the Post-Donut Hole (also called Catastrophic Coverage) stage, Medicare will cover most of your drug costs. In 2016, this stage begins once you have spent $4,850.
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Ways to Save on Androgel

Here are some ways that may lower the cost of your testosterone prescription.

Fill a 90-Day Supply to Save
You may be able to lower your total cost by filling a greater quantity at one time.

Find Your Androgel Medicare Co-Pay

Here are average co-pays for some of the most popular Medicare plans. Be sure to add your plan to see your specific co-pay. If a price is shown in red, GoodRx has found discount prices that are lower than your Medicare co-pay.

Average Co-Pay for 30 packets (50mg) of testosterone 1%

Medicare Plan Name Average Co-Pay
AARP MedicareComplete (HMO)Lower price available $450
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO)Lower price available $450
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons (HMO)Lower price available $450
AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)Lower price available $450
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)Lower price available $450
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP)Lower price available $450
Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO)Lower price available $450
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP)Lower price available $450
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP)Lower price available $450
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP)Lower price available $450
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP)Lower price available $450
First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP)Lower price available $450
Humana Enhanced (PDP)Lower price available $450
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP)Lower price available $450
Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP)Lower price available $450
Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (HMO)Lower price available $450
MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP)Lower price available $450
SilverScript Choice (PDP)Lower price available $450
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP)Lower price available $450
WellCare Classic (PDP)Lower price available $450
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Medicare prices are provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). If you encounter any issues, please let us know.
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