The Bellevue Hospital’s Outpatient Laboratory Services now require patients to schedule appointments for routine lab draws before arriving at the hospital.
“Walk-in lab volumes can be unpredictable, particularly as the state begins to open back up,” said Sara Brokaw, vice president of patient care services at The Bellevue Hospital.“Moving to scheduled appointments ensures that we can maintain proper physical distancing practices in waiting areas. This will keep patients and staff safe, while still providing the needed lab blood draw services.”
Patients are asked to call centralized scheduling to schedule appointments and pre-register at 419-483-4040, Ext. 3067. Walk-ins will not be permitted at this time.
Starting Monday, June 8, hours will be 6:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, at 1400 W. Main Street, Bellevue, located in the main hospital campus.
“When arriving for an outpatient visit, it is best for the patient to arrive close to the scheduled time,” Brokaw added. “Please remember to wear your own cloth face coverings upon arrival to our hospital, outpatient clinics and physicians’ offices and to keep the covering on while traveling through our hospital and medical offices.”
To protect patients from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), TBH has put standard precautions in place including restricting visitors, staggering appointment times to reduce multiple patients in waiting rooms, utilizing masks and personal protective equipment (PPE), and screening both staff and patients by checking temperatures and asking about symptoms of flu-like illnesses.
Currently, Family Health Services in Clyde has suspended routine blood draw services.
For more information on TBH’s Laboratory Services, visit https://www.bellevuehospital.com/services/laboratory-services.