Patients Encouraged to Make Appointments for Miles, St. Andrews Lab Tests
November 23, 2020
Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta Maine – The outpatient laboratories on LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus and the Family Care Center on the St. Andrews Campus have been offering scheduled appointments since June. Yet only one in four patients are taking advantage of this added convenience and safety measure.
LincolnHealth encourages its patients to schedule lab tests to reduce wait times while helping to minimize patient traffic at the front entrance of the facilities.
“As COVID-19 continues to spread in the community and the flu season is underway, it’s important to take the steps we can to assure patients have limited exposure to others who may be ill,’’ said Timothy Fox, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “Scheduled appointments will also help limit the number of people in our waiting area at any given time. This will further strengthen our ability to adhere to social distancing mandates.”
All laboratory patients will continue to be screened at the entrance to the hospital and the Family Care Center. Those with scheduled lab appointments will have a shortened time in registration as they will simply have to check-in.
Patients can call central scheduling at 207-563-4569 to make a lab appointment.
LincolnHealth: With campuses in the coastal communities of Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta, Maine, LincolnHealth is a full-service healthcare system and is part of MaineHealth, the largest integrated health system in Maine.