Where do I get these damn blood tests done?
July 1, 2014 12:55 PM Subscribe
I asked a question earlier about getting a 2-step tb test. Well I need a lot more blood test/vaccinations and I don't have a primary care doctor. Where can I get these done on a really tight time frame?
posted by Aranquis to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
I will get my 2-step tb test and tdap done at urgent care or one of those clinics within a store, so not a problem. However, I also need to get blood titers for hep b, varicella, and mmr. And no, vaccination records cannot be substituted.
I will likely be moving to my new city on August 1. I absolutely need these tests done before I start classes on August 25th. I don't have a primary care doctor, and it's going to be really hard to schedule a meet-the-doctor office visit and then schedule another one for what I need in less than a month. Especially because I have a job, and can't drive due to vision loss so it would also force my mom to take off work too, twice.
My local department of health doesn't do blood titers.
Are those direct to consumer tests non-sketchy? Can insurance be used with them (I'm guessing no)?
Finally, I hate hate hate hate hate any and all medical exams. I have never been able to withstand an iv unless I'm gassed first (I've tried to fight off the person attempting to put an iv in my arm and run away). So I don't even know how I'm going to be able to handle having my blood taken without completely and utterly losing my mind.