After becoming exposed to COVID-19 at work, I rushed to get tested at the first facility I could find with an available appointment. Unfortunately, I forgot to verify if the provider performing the test was covered by my health insurance plan; they were not. As a result I incurred a $6K bill.
Speaking from experience, it can be scary to learn when you have been exposed to COVID-19, but remain calm and perform your due diligence to locate a provider that is within network. In fact, do it now and save at least three (3) potential providers you can call in case you are faced with a similar situation.