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Direct Access Lab Testing – Russell County Hospital


Order lab tests yourself based on your needs

Direct access lab testing is a special service available at Russell County Hospital.

It’s convenient, affordable and fits into your busy lifestyle.

Medicare patients may find this service particularly helpful, since many screening tests aren’t covered or may not be paid because of frequency limits.

How does direct access lab testing work?

With direct access lab testing, you:

  • Order lab tests based on your health needs or concerns
  • Pay by cash, credit or debit card, or Health Savings Account (HSA) card

There are no bills or insurance claims.

And a physician referral is not necessary.

Who does the testing?

Testing is performed by the laboratory at Russell County Hospital.

Our lab is licensed and accredited by federal and regulatory agencies, which ensure accurate and precise results.

Learn more

To find out more about direct access lab testing, contact the Ballad Health Laboratory at Russell County Hospital – (276) 883-8230

Lab hours

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.