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Old 07-23-2013, 19:37   #1
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Default I have no insurance, but need a blood test. How? Where?

Great Healthcare we have in this country. Come on Jan 1st!

Obviously Im going to paying cash for these tests, how do i do that economically?

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Well Obamacare is not going to happen Jan 1st. Has been reported in the news. Second you can buy from Walmart a HGBA1c meter that comes with two test kits to check your a1c. Also they have a cheap monitor for everyday blood testing also. I think it is the Relion Prime. And cheap strips.

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Well Obamacare is not going to happen Jan 1st. Has been reported in the news. Second you can buy from Walmart a HGBA1c meter that comes with two test kits to check your a1c. Also they have a cheap monitor for everyday blood testing also. I think it is the Relion Prime. And cheap strips.

Thanks, but I need complete bloodwork done. Do I have to get a primary care physician to order it?

Since I am paying cash, it matters.

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No, you can order tests online. You might want to find out from your doc which tests s/he wants (and you want), then get them on your own - much cheaper. Or, if you already know, just do it. You don't need a prescription.

Google 'blood tests online' and you'll get lots of hits. They all then direct you to a Labcorp in your area for the draw.

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Walgreens/CVS also have clinics you can walk in and they will also draw labs for reasonable prices. You can call and they can give you the costs and etc.

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They do comprehensive panels, HGB A1C, Glucose, etc. No script needed.

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They do comprehensive panels, HGB A1C, Glucose, etc. No script needed.
My wallgreens does not, I just called them.

I'm trying to appeal my denial for insurance with my bloodwork. Seeing a primary care physician first will set me back an extra 160 on top of the lab tests.

For all that, I could take a vacation was Canada where I was born.

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Employer mandates are delayed, individual mandates are still set for Oct 1st, and Jan 1st for the pre existing condition part. Well see what happens, but I'd bet on you being right.

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Since you apparently need both the tests and a doc, I suggest finding a free clinic in your area. That's how I was diagnosed during the years when I was uninsured & broke. All the lab work was free as were the office visits. I'm in the rural Ozarks of Missouri, so if we have 'em out here, there's surely something available in larger metropolitan areas.




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Did you try CVS? And like Shanny said Free clinics offer alot of services free or at a major discount.

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