News Release

August 5, 2010

For Immediate Release
Contact: Aven Wright-McIntosh
PeaceHealth Laboratories
Phone: 541-743-4762
Email: awright-mcintosh@peacehealthlabs.org

Discounted Laboratory Services now Available in Florence

(Florence, Ore) – Hundreds of uninsured Florence area residents will benefit from discounted medical laboratory services available through PeaceHealth Laboratories beginning August 9.

The EasyAccess Savings Program is designed to help meet the needs of the nearly 70,000 uninsured Lane County residents who may not be able to afford quality laboratory testing to maintain their health.

The discount is available to participants who pay for their laboratory testing at the time of service and applies to most tests collected at a PeaceHealth Laboratories Patient Service Center. In Florence, the program is available at Peace Harbor Hospital’s Patient Service Center at 396 Ninth Street.

“Given the economic environment and the number of uninsured individuals in our community, we felt our mission called us to find a way to assist our patients in maintaining their health,” said Ran Whitehead, CEO and Chief Mission Officer of PeaceHealth Laboratories. “We’re pleased to offer this program at 10 of our 10 Lane County Patient Service Centers, as well as locations in Roseburg, Sutherlin and Portland area.”

The program has been well received in other communities with participants commenting “Nice to save money when we don’t have insurance at this time,” “Quick and easy - don’t have to wait for a bill!” and “The program exceeded my expectations concerning price and patient care.”

Representative pricing includes a lipid panel for $23.94 reduced from $39.90 and a vitamin B12 level for $27.53 reduced from $45.89. Participants must pay by cash, credit card or personal check at time of service and may not bill insurance for reimbursement.

Go here for more information on EasyAccess

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PeaceHealth Laboratories is a division of PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit health care system with a mission of promoting personal and community health. PeaceHealth Laboratories provides comprehensive laboratory services throughout the Pacific Northwest and specialty testing to clinicians and employers across the U.S. With 10 laboratories and 22 patient service centers in three states, PeaceHealth Laboratories is one of the largest laboratory systems in the region. Learn more online at www.peacehealthlabs.org.