Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics, through its “Peace of Mind” program, is taking extra measures to ensure individuals who are the most vulnerable to adverse COVID-19 outcomes have special access to the company’s 2,250 patient service centers across the United States.
Through this new program, individuals who are 60 years or older – or have other conditions known to raise the risk of an unfavorable outcome from COVID-19 – will have special access to centers during the first hour of each day each center opens.
Patients may schedule an appointment or, in centers that allow for walk-ins, show up without an appointment. The program was made available in select locations and nationwide on March 23.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic capturing global attention, it’s easy to forget that there are many patients who have significant health risks who require regular laboratory testing,” said James Davis, executive vice president, General Diagnostics. “Our ‘Peace of Mind’ program aims to give the most vulnerable patients access to laboratory testing in a safe, healthy environment. COVID-19 requires a team effort, and this is one step we at Quest are taking to foster a safe environment for all of us.”
Quest is accepting and performing testing on COVID-19 specimens submitted by health care providers across the United States, but the company recommends concerned individuals contact their health care provider directly about COVID-19 testing.