For students that are covered by the Caltech United Health Care Student Health Plan, the health center can collect and process specimens for most laboratory tests ordered by any of the health center staff. Students may be referred to a local drawing station for laboratory test(s) requiring special collection and handling. The drawing station is walking distance from the campus.
This service is extended to students covered by other insurance plans. The student will need to check with their insurance carrier to see if Laboratory Corporation of America is a preferred provider. Limitations apply to Kaiser and other HMO plans. Have your insurance card handy when you come in for this service.
Laboratory services are available from 8:15 to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Most test results are available within 24-48 hours. It is Health Center’s policy not to notify students if the test results are reported as normal. However, students are more than welcome to call or drop by to review their laboratory test results. You can also request a copy of the results for your own record. The best time to call is after 10:00 a.m.
Simple office procedures like the rapid strep and urine pregnancy tests are available at the student health center for a nominal fee of $10.00 each. The cost of the test is charged to the student account.
Call the student health center at 626-395-6393 if you have any questions regarding this service.