The Medical Services laboratory is able to provide many tests onsite such as urinalysis, rapid strep, pregnancy and flu. Other tests ordered by your provider, including most blood work, are sent to an outside lab. The results return to your Medical Services provider who will contact you through a secure web message.
All students who have paid the Columbia Health Fee are eligible to use the Medical Services lab. There is no cost to students who have enrolled in the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan. Students with outside insurance, for example those who remain on their parents’ insurance, will receive a bill sent to the primary insurance holder and can submit that bill to their own insurance provider.
Medical Services providers who request lab tests will have the student proceed to the lab on the third floor of Medical Services in John Jay Hall. Check the lab hours which vary during the academic term and summer recess.
If lab tests are requested by an outside provider, we encourage students to have the specialist draw the labs or schedule a visit with an in-network facility that is covered by your insurance.
LABORATORY WALK-IN HOURS (ACADEMIC YEAR):
Monday - Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
LABORATORY HOURS (SUMMER RECESS):
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm