*FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS*

 

 1. What are your business hours? 

                                                                      

       Our business hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:30pm. 

       We close major holidays; New Year's Day, President Day, Memorial Day,

       Independence Day, Labor Day, The week of Thanksgiving, and Christmas               Day.

 

 2. Do I need to Make an appointment and what should I bring?                       

       

       We do not make appointments, walk-in only.  Please bring order from      

       your provider, I.D. and insurance cards.  It is best to hand carry the order 

       from your provider.  If you are a cash patient, order and I.D.only.                 

 

  3. Where are you located?

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

      2440 23rd Suite C Eureka California in the Redwood Urgent Care building.

                                                                                                                                 

  4. Should I eat or not eat prior to blood draw?                                                   

     

      With certain blood tests, you may be instructed to fast for a minimum of

      eight hours before your blood draw.  Glucose testing that checks blood   

      sugar levels and tests that determine your cholesterol, triglycerides, and 

      high-density lipoprotein(HDL) levels usually require fasting.

     

      Other lab tests may require fasting, which is why you should ask your    

      doctor. Don't wait until the day of your blood draw to ask if you should fast. 

      That could cause your appointment to be rescheduled.  If, at any point you

      are unsure if fasting is required, contact your doctor.

      Fasting before a blood draw means you don't eat or drink anything except 

      water.  Water hydrates your veins.  Hydrated veins are easier to find, and   

      that means easier to draw from.  Drink plenty of water before having any   

      blood test.

 

 5. Why do I have to fast before certain lab test?

     

      Nutrients and ingredients in the food and beverages you consume are      

      absorbed into your bloodstream and could impact factors measured by   

      certain tests.  Fasting improves the accuracy of those tests.

 

 6. Can I continue taking medications before a blood test?

     

      Unless your doctor says otherwise, take your usual medications.  If you are

      taking vitamin/mineral supplements, ask whether you should continue 

      those as well.

 

 7. What about insurance?

     

      Most insurance policies are accepted.  "Partnership Health"/Medi-Cal are

      not accepted at this time.

         No insurance? We have a cash pay option with affordable prices.

      (see price lists)

 

             

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