Tiered Lab Benefit

Tiered lab benefits save you money on all three Purdue medical plans.

The next time you need a lab test, talk with your doctor about choosing a Tier 1 lab to help save money. Most doctors are willing to use the lab that best meets your needs.

Generally, the cost for a lab test at a Tier 1 lab will be less than if you had the test done at a hospital or the doctor's office, even if the hospital or doctor participates in-network. You can compare costs for specific lab tests through Castlight, the health care shopping tool.

To use a Tier 1 lab, ask your doctor to fax a lab order to your preferred Tier 1 facility or take a written and signed order with you when you go to the lab. The order will have the information the Tier 1 lab needs for processing your lab work and sending the results to your health care provider. Results are available only from your health care provider; please don't call the lab for results.

Tier 1 labs locations

  • Alverno Labs, (800) 937-5521:

    Lafayette location information
    1345 Unity Place, Suite 125
    Lafayette, IN 47905
    Phone: 765-446-5224 Fax: 765-446-5234
    Hours: Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday hours available at Unity Immediate Care Center located at 1321-B Unity Place:
    8 a.m. – 2 p.m

    West Lafayette location information
    915 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette
    (Use Franciscan Express entrance and request that Alverno processes your lab work)
    Phone – (765) 497-0987 Fax – (765) 463-9122
    Hours – M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Weekends and holidays, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness Clinic, (260) 481-5748, no Lafayette area facilities

    Fort Wayne location information
    IFPW Walb Union, Room 234
    2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne
    Phone – (260) 481-5748 Fax – (260) 481-5752
    Hours –M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed from noon to 12:30 daily for lunch); closed University holidays

  • LabCorp,(888) 522-2677:

    Lafayette location information
    3554 Promenade Parkway, Suite E, Lafayette
    (Enter under the Southside Family Practice sign)
    Phone – (765) 477-5580 Fax – (765) 477-5539
    Hours – M-F, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed noon - 1 p.m.; Saturday – 8 a.m. - noon

  • Mid America, (877) 803-1010:

    • Center for Healthy Living, (765) 494-0111:

      West Lafayette location information
      1400 W. State St., Building B Suite C
      Phone – (765) 494-0111 Fax – (765) 474-8460
      Hours – M-Th, 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Lab Hours: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    • Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH)

      West Lafayette location information
      601 W. Stadium Ave
      Phone – (765) 494-1596
      Hours – M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last available appt. is 4:30 p.m.)
      Lab Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

    • Cascada Center, (877) 803-1010:

      Lafayette location information
      3900 McCarty Ln
      Phone – (877) 803-1010 Fax – (765) 250-3644
      Hours – M-F, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday – 7 a.m. - noon

  • Quest, (800) 377-7220, No Lafayette area facilities

Tier 2 labs:

  • Tier 2 labs include all in-network labs that are not in Tier 1, including Indiana University Health Arnett.
  • Preventive lab work at a Tier 2 lab will be paid at 100 percent by all three medical plans.
  • Non-preventive lab work at a Tier 2 lab will be subject to the in-network deductible, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximum on all three medical plans.

Tier 3 labs:

  • Tier 3 labs include all out-of-network labs.
  • Preventive and non-preventive lab work at a Tier 3 lab will be subject to the out-of-network deductible, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximum on all three medical plans.

Questions

If you have questions, call the number on your medical plan ID card.

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