If BloodCenter of Wisconsin does not contract with your facility or the patient’s insurer for laboratory testing services, we can offer the option for your patient to pay directly for laboratory testing. We will accept a check, money order, VISA or MasterCard as advance payment. A paid invoice will be issued to the patient when the testing is completed. If testing is canceled prior to performance, BloodCenter of Wisconsin will issue a refund to the patient.
Important Information for Private Pay Patients
If your current healthcare provider does not have a service contract with BloodCenter of Wisconsin, you may be required to pay out-of-pocket for laboratory testing services. This means that you, not your health insurer, will pay BloodCenter for the services.
Before you agree to pay for laboratory testing services, it is very important that you understand that your health insurance company may not reimburse you at all, or may only reimburse you a fraction of the amount you pay to BloodCenter.
If you have health insurance, typically your insurance provider will pay for services you receive from certain providers that are within the insurer’s network. These providers are usually called “in-network providers”. Your insurance plan may also offer some coverage for services that you receive from “out-of-network providers” such as BloodCenter. Out-of-network providers usually do not have contracts with your insurance company and therefore do not submit bills directly to your insurance company. This means that you must pay the BloodCenter directly, and then ask your insurance company to pay you back. Depending on what your insurance policy says, your insurance company may not pay you back, or may only pay you back a small percentage of what you paid to BloodCenter.
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If your insurer is Tricare and you are a member of the military, please click here.
International customers may contact BloodCenter via phone or email to obtain wire transfer documents to utilize credit card payments.