Oakland, CA EKG Cost Comparison

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An EKG in Oakland costs $927 on average when you take the median of the 55 medical providers who perform EKG procedures in Oakland, CA. There are 1 different types of EKG provided in Oakland, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Oakland providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Electrocardiogram Cost Average $675 - $1,700 Free Quote

Compare EKG Providers in Oakland, CA

Facility City Type
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Martinez Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
La Clinica De La Raza Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Highland Hospital Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Concord Diagnostic Testing Facility
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Saint Rose Hospital Hayward Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center South San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch Acute Care Hospital
Health Diagnostics of Ca. Menlo Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pacific Imaging Consultants, A Medical Group Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Novato Community Hospital Novato Acute Care Hospital
Valley Memorial Center Livermore Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center Hayward Acute Care Hospital
Marin General Hospital Greenbrae Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. Daly City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Chinese Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Peninsula Ultrasound, Mammography and Radiology Services Medical Group San Mateo Diagnostic Testing Facility
Doctors Medical Center - San Pablo Campus San Pablo Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates So San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seton Medical Center Daly City Acute Care Hospital
Laurel Grove Hospital Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. Moss Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sequoia Hospital Redwood City Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center San Rafael Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland Oakland Childrens Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. San Bruno Diagnostic Testing Facility
Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center Redwood City Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Berkeley Diagnostic Testing Facility
Norcal Imaging - San Francisco San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon Acute Care Hospital
San Mateo Medical Center San Mateo Acute Care Hospital
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp Berkeley Acute Care Hospital
San Leandro Hospital San Leandro Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital
San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital
Washington Hospital Fremont Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Pleasanton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Walnut Creek Diagnostic Testing Facility
Laguna Honda Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Menlo Park Surgical Hospital Menlo Park Acute Care Hospital
University of California San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
California Pacific Advanced Imaging San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Emeryville Open MRI Emeryville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Alameda Hospital Alameda Acute Care Hospital
John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus Concord Acute Care Hospital

Electrocardiogram (EKG) Introduction

The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a noninvasive test that is used to detect underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. An EKG is used to determine if there is damage to the heart, if the heart is beating normally, how fast it is beating, the effects of drugs or devices used to control the heart (such as a pacemaker), along with determining the size and position of the heart chambers. The physician may order this test if the patient experiences chest pain, other symptoms or as part of a routine exam in patients over the age of 40. The EKG is a static picture and may not reflect severe underlying heart problems at a time when the patient is not having any symptoms. Other tests that may be alternatives to an EKG or may be used in conjunction with an EKG include an echocardiogram (a sonogram of the heart's pumping action) and a stress test—an EKG that is done in conjunction with treadmill or other supervised exercise to observe the heart's function under stress—may also be performed.

EKG Procedure Patient Preparation

Be sure to inform the physician of all medications being taken, as some can interfere with the test results. Exercising or drinking cold water immediately before an EKG may effect the test results. Unless you are told otherwise, you may follow your regular daily routine and take medications as usual. If a stress test is to be performed, patients are asked not to eat for several hours before the test.

What to expect during and after an EKG

You will be asked to lie down on a table. The healthcare provider will clean several areas on your arms, legs and chest and then attach small patches called electrodes to the areas. It may be necessary to shave or clip some hair so the electrodes have good contact with the skin. The number of electrodes may vary. A small amount of gel is applied to the skin, which allows the electrical impulses of the heart to be more easily transmitted to the EKG leads. An EKG takes about five minutes and is painless. No electricity passes through the body. The electrodes may feel cold when first applied. You need to remain still and you may be asked to hold your breath for short periods during the test. It is important to be relaxed and relatively warm during the procedure, since any movements including shivering can alter the test results. If the EKG is a stress test, you will be exercising or under minimal physical stress to allow monitoring of changes in the heart. In some cases, the areas where the electrodes were applied may become irritated afterward. To avoid skin irritation, thoroughly clean the gel from the electrode sites after removal of the electrodes.

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