Labcorp Opens New Office in Wheeling
The Health Plan of West Virginia Inc. announced its expanded access and continued partnership Wednesday with the recently opened Labcorp patient service center Wheeling’s Woodsdale neighborhood.
Officials with Labcorp, The Health Plan and The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, gathered in front of the Woodsdale Labcorp office Wednesday afternoon for a formal ribbon cutting ceremony.
Labcorp, which operates an extensive network of PSCs throughout the United States, is also the exclusive independent laboratory provider for outpatient and clinical testing services for The Health Plan insured members. Patient service centers are community-based sites where patients can have blood drawn and provide a urine specimen for diagnostic tests that their healthcare providers recommend and pre-employment screens.
According to Health Plan officials, using an in-network laboratory helps members maximize their lab benefits and minimize out-of-pocket expenses. For providers, the expertise and efficiency that Labcorp delivers helps instill confidence in the quality of test results and speed of service.
The Health Plan president and chief operating officer Jeff Knight, said he is extremely excited about Labcorp opening a Wheeling site.
“This is really a win-win-win,” he said. “Together, The Health Plan and Labcorp are improving services and the patient experience for members, providing a reliable, top-notch resource for providers and bringing a new site here to the Wheeling community.
“We are proud of our partnership with Labcorp, which is an outstanding company with an excellent reputation, and we are thrilled to bring this service to our members, providers,and the Wheeling community,” Knight added.
Todd Homan, regional vice president of Labcorp, said the company relishes opening a new PSC in Wheeling and bringing quality testing and service to members of The Health Plan.
“This opening reflects our ongoing and growing relationship with The Health Plan and we look forward to improving the health and lives of those in Wheeling,” Homan added.
The patient service center, located at 951 National Road is open and accepting appointments and walk-ins. Appointments can be made by visiting labcorp.com. This location does not perform nasal or throat swab collections for COVID-19 PCR testing to detect a current infection; those samples must be collected by a doctor or other health care provider.