Direct Access "Lab" Testing

What is Direct Access Testing?

Direct Access Testing allows you to choose the lab tests you would like performed, at a reduced price, from a select menu of tests.

An order from your provider to receive a test is not required. Your insurance will not be billed for these services; payment by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover is required upfront before tests are performed.

Why utilize Direct Access Testing?

You may choose to utilize Direct Access Testing if you:
Wish to have more frequent testing than your health insurance plan will cover
Want to assess and manage your health status on a regular basis
Are uninsured or have a high deductible and want to take advantage of lower out of pocket expenses.

How will I receive my results?

Your test results will be mailed to you with an explanation of the test. If you would like to discuss results with your provider, an appointment is necessary. Results will not be forwarded to your provider.

How do I take advantage of Direct Access Testing?

Direct Access Testing is available by appointment and on a walk-in basis, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. When you arrive at Burnett Medical Center, check in at Central Registration and ask for Direct Access Testing. You will be asked to complete a form to indicate which tests you would like performed and to pay upfront for the cost. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18.

Direct Access Testing forms can also be downloaded here, completed, and brought with at the time of service.

To make an appointment, please call 715-463-5353 or for more information on Direct Access Testing, please contact our Laboratory Department at 715-463-7308.