For those of you who do not have insurance covering the costs of sensors, can you tell me what the average price is for sensors for the Dexcom CGM? I was told that a month's worth of sensors would be around $300, but now I've been told the cost is about $650 a month, which would be for four sensors.
It doesn't seem you can order them from Dexom directly? So, do you get them via your pharmacist?
Thanks for any responses.
I use Dexcom, and have insurance, but maybe I can help with some of your questions regarding monthly cost for sensors. It can vary !
Try to find out the cost per box of 4 - I thought it was about $350.
Each sensor is FDA approved for 7 days. But many folks get many more days, some have reported 21+ days. So you might estimate based on getting 10-14 days on average. You might also find you do ok by taking breaks between sensors, and not have one 100%. 1 box might end up lasting 2 months .
I get my sensors from Foundation Care, which is a pharmacy that does mail orders. On their webite ( foundcare ) sounds like they do handle orders w/o insurance. They have been very easy to work with.
Might check with EdgePark as well, not sure if they allow cash pay or not.
Here is a link for ebay. They sell them for $275 for a box of 4. Thought that might help. I don't use them myself, but was curious about how much they did charge for them as I thought about getting one.
I bought my Dexcom sensors OOP (in Illinois) for about eight months (from Sept2010 through May 2011) before I got insurance coverage. The price I was given was $319 per box of four sensors unless I agreed to buy at least six boxes in a twelve month period, which made the price $289 per box. They also included a box of sensors in my purchase of the system, and all orders had a $15 S&H charge. I wore the sensors for an average of 15 days each.
After three appeals I focused on finding an Ins. Co. that has a history of covering CGM's.
When I found the Ins. Co. I quickly realized the new company had better all-around coverage.
It's still a free country but you'd best hurry!