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Direct Access Testing

What is Direct Access Testing?

Direct Access Testing is known by a variety of names such as direct- to-consumer, patient-authorized, consumer-driven, or self-ordered testing. This type of laboratory testing is characterized by individuals choosing which tests they would like from a limited menu and paying up-front for the cost. Insurance does not typically cover this type of testing, so insurance will not be billed. Tests are usually ordered without any healthcare provider consultation, and the consumer/patient is responsible for any follow-up with his/her provider.

Why Utilize Direct Access Laboratory Testing?

  • Lower out-of-pocket expense for consumers/patients who are uninsured, under-insured, or have a high deductible
  • Some individuals may wish to have more frequent testing than their health care insurance plans will cover
  • Great for people who wish to assess their health status on a regular basis
  • Individuals who are away from their primary care provider or provider network may obtain needed laboratory testing
  • How will I get my results?
  • You will receive your test results by mail. For information about the tests you have selected, you will be directed to the web site, Lab Tests Online (www.labtestsonline.org). Lab Tests Online is a “peer-reviewed, non-commercial, patient-centered resource” about clinical lab testing written by laboratory professionals.

Will my healthcare provider get these results?

NO. You are responsible for providing and informing your provider about your test results. You will be asked to sign a waiver stating that you understand your responsibility. Chase County Community Hospital Laboratory will not forward your test results to your provider. You are the only person who will receive your test results.

When and where do I get Direct Access Laboratory Testing?

Direct Access Testing, referred to as My Health Tuesday, is available by appointment. Please call the following:

Chase County Community Hospital Laboratory: (308) 882-7365
My Health Tuesday is offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month:  7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

You may download and print a copy of the order form

Please go to CCCH Main Admission Desk to fill out the necessary paperwork and to pay for testing.

Download lab testing form

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