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Fitting healthcare testing into your schedule

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

The holiday season brings festive programs, community and church celebrations, and fun projects with the kids. But with all those extra demands on your time, how do you still fit in time to take care of your health – particularly since the insurance year is running out?

If you need diagnostic testing between now and the end of the year, knowing when you can schedule services can be the key in organizing your time. Parkview Huntington Hospital offers this handy schedule for your convenience.

Need a lab test? If you need a blood draw, expert phlebotomy services are available in the hospital’s Diagnostic Services area during expanded hours on weekdays, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, Saturday hours are 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blood draws are also available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the satellite lab locations at the John B. Kay Medical Office Building (next to the hospital) and the Parkview Medical Plaza at 2708 Guilford Street next to Owen’s North.

Imaging services - Imaging team members are ready to assist with your testing needs by appointment Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Whether you’re having a CT scan, a mammogram, an MRI, a nuclear medicine test, or an ultrasound, you will find friendly, experienced technicians who will put you at ease. It is recommended that you call ahead to schedule these tests. X-rays are available 24/7.

Pulmonary function tests, EKG and EEG, are available in the cardiopulmonary department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HeartSmart CT and SmartLung CT scans do not need to be scheduled and can be performed on a walk-in basis. Walk-ins should check in at registration. HeartSmart gift certificates for holiday gifts can be purchased from the hospital cashier.

To schedule an imaging procedure at the hospital, call (260) 355-3400. No outpatient testing is scheduled on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.