New Lab Service to be Available Soon

Discounted lab testing at the patient’s request will be available soon at Jefferson Community Health and Life.

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 20, area residents will be able to schedule their own lab without a physician’s order for a variety of commonly requests lab screenings. These screenings are private pay only, we will not bill insurance. A general wellness panel including general chemistry, lipid panel, complete blood count and TSH will be $75. Individual tests available at various prices include general chemistry, lipid panel, Complete Blood Count, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Hemoglobin A1C, PSA, Vitamin D and blood type.

This service will be available every other Wednesday and every other Friday. Wellness Wednesdays will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Fasting Fridays will be from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Area residents may be interested in this service if they wish to have more frequent testing than their health plan covers; to access and manage their health on a regular basis; or are uninsured or have a high deductible and want to take advantage of lower out-of-pocket expenses.

“In the past, we have offered reduced-price lab screenings once a year. We believe offering the opportunity weekly throughout the year will be a great advantage to many area residents,” said Erin Starr, JCH&L Chief Nursing Officer.

Results will be available on the JCH&L Patient Portal, and will not be shared with providers.

To make an appointment, call 402-729-3351 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are required at least 24 hours before testing. Payment at the time of testing can be made by cash or check. If you would like to use a credit card, please ask for arrangements when scheduling.