To get lab tests, you need an order from a healthcare provider. Charges apply. You don't need an appointment.
Your healthcare provider should explain how to prepare for a lab test, if needed, but feel free to call with any questions.
Orders from off-campus healthcare providers should be faxed directly to us or brought to us in advance.
We perform some tests in our UHS laboratory. Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) performs the tests we cannot do and sends us the results.
UHS accepts most major insurance plans. You do not need insurance to use UHS. If you have insurance but prefer not to use it for privacy reasons, please tell us at each visit.
If you use health insurance:
Some health insurance plans cover lab tests only when done by a specific lab. Ask your health insurance company how your plan covers lab tests, specifically when done by CPL.
If CPL performs your tests and if your insurance plan requires you to pay for any part of the cost, you will receive a bill in the mail from CPL for the amount you owe. CPL cannot post charges to your What I Owe.
If you don’t have or choose not to use health insurance.
You can pay UHS on the day of your visit or have UHS bill your What I Owe. A self-pay discount and payment plans are available.
For more information about charges, insurance, and payment, visit the UHS Cashier/Insurance Office in SSB 2.106 or call (512) 475-8394