Lab

On Monday, December 6, 2010, Health Services will be using Lifespan Laboratories as our independent diagnostic lab.

Lab samples are collected at Health Services and forwarded for testing to an independent diagnostic lab.

The lab is located on the 2nd floor of Health Services and the hours during the academic year are:
Monday - Thursday 9am -7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday, Sunday, Labor Day and Columbus Day 10am - 4pm

During Winter and Spring Break - The lab is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Payment for Lab Testing:

The following tests are performed at Health Services and are covered by your Health Services Fee - HIV oral test, urine test, urine pregnancy test, rapid strep test, finger stick blood sugar and occult blood testing.

All other lab tests are not covered by the Health Services Fee. You may choose to be billed for these tests directly or to have the bill submitted to your insurance company according to the terms of your policy.

Lifespan accepts many insurances. Please speak with your medical provider or the lab technician about your individual insurance. If you have questions regarding a lab bill, you can contact Lifespan billing department at (401) 444-6966.

For students with the Brown sponsored health insurance:
If you are having your lab work done on site at Health Services, most tests will be covered by the student health insurance plan. Please review your policy or contact the Office of Insurance and Risk for questions. If you do receive a bill for a deductible from Lifespan, please contact the Office of Insurance and Risk at 401-863-1703 or Jennifer Hodshon, Health Services at 401-863-7880.

If you are having your lab work done at a non Lifespan lab site (such as Quest Diagnostics or another independent laboratory) then you may be charged a deductible. To avoid a deductible charge, we suggest using a Lifespan affiliated laboratory.

Can I have lab work done if it was not ordered by a provider at Health Services?
Yes, during the academic year when the lab is open, come to Health Services and go directly to the lab on the 2nd floor. Results will be reported to the ordering provider.

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