Laboratory testing and blood draw stations are conveniently located at several Community Health locations. Lab tests can include a complete blood count, basic metabolic panel, Lipid panel, blood glucose, vitamin D, Thyroid panel or other screening. Your provider will indicate if fasting is required for the specific blood test needed.
Why would I need a lab test?
Labs ordered by your provider supply vital information so your healthcare provider can make important decisions regarding your health. There are several important reasons why your provider might schedule a lab test. They include:
- Checking overall health as part of an annual physical
- Helping to diagnose a particular condition
- Screening for an existing condition that has no symptoms
- Monitoring the effectiveness of a treatment or medication
How do I get a lab test?
An order can be electronically placed to a lab by your provider, or a written order can be presented at the time of the procedure. Be sure to bring the written order with you. The labs provide some walk-in service, and hours and locations vary. Refer to [link] for specific information.
Community access to laboratory and blood draw stations
Community Health provides certified laboratory blood draw services at Community Health’s Brandon and Mettowee practices for Community Health patients, and at Community Health Castleton and Rutland for the general public.
The labs owned by Rutland Regional Medical Center at Castleton and Rutland Community Health practices and are available to anyone who has an order from their provider.
If you need to have a blood test, take advantage of one of Community Health’s conveniently located blood draw sites. Hours of operation vary at each practice.