The Western Connecticut Health Network is poised to open its newest outpatient laboratory Patient Service Center in Newtown. Following the opening of the Bethel location at Mountain Laurel Plaza (Route 6), 68 Stony Hill Road in fall 2012, the newest location at 14 Church Hill Road, Suite C-9, in Newtown, will open on April 15.
The Bethel Patient Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm, and the Newtown Patient Service Center is scheduled to be open Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. For appointments at all laboratory Patient Service Center locations, call 203-739-4999.
Services performed at the Patient Service Centers include phlebotomy (blood drawing) and specimen collection for a wide range of analysis and testing. A physician’s lab test order can be faxed, electronically transmitted, or hand carried to the center.
All outpatients who currently use Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital for lab services may use the new Bethel and Newtown locations, in addition to outpatient laboratory centers already open in Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, Ridgefield, and Southbury. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
Western Connecticut Health Network performs more than 2.3 million laboratory tests on human blood and tissue samples annually. For the small percentage of testing that requires additional expertise, the laboratory provides physicians with access to reference lab information and support from Mayo Clinic, offering the most advanced laboratory expertise available anywhere.
Beginning in 2011, the network affiliated with Mayo Medical Laboratories, the reference laboratory for Mayo Clinic headquartered in Rochester, Minn., whose medical practice and medical research group specialize in the diagnosis and treatment for difficult patients. While Western Connecticut Health Network performs expert assessment for 97 percent of its laboratory testing right here in Connecticut, the remainder go to Mayo Clinic when additional scientific evaluation is necessary.
To find a doctor or for more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org or call 800-350-1595.