Home Blood Draw

Catholic Health is dedicated to quality patient care in and outside of the hospital. That's why we provide home blood draw services for patients that qualify for home bound patient treatment plans. Home bound patients are determined by doctor advised care plans based on Medicare guidelines. Please carefully read the following rules and requirements of the home blood draw program.

What is a Home Bound Patient

Medicare considers you a home bound patient if you meet both of the following criteria:

  1. You need the help of another person or medical equipment, such as crutches, a walker or a wheelchair to leave your home.
    -OR-
    Your doctor believes your health or illness could get worse if you leave your home.
     
  2. It is difficult for you to leave your home and you typically cannot do so.

Your doctor will determine whether or not you qualify as a home bound patient upon outlining your plan of care for the home health care benefit. This is dependent on your doctor's evaluation and knowledge of your condition over an extended period of time, not simply on a daily or weekly basis.

Important Documentation

It's very important for patients to understand their privacy and medical care rights. Please review the documents below, fill out and return all that apply.

Contact Us

The Home Blood Draw (Phlebotomy) Office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EST), Monday-Friday. 

  • Office Phone: (716) 862-1142
  • Office Fax: (716) 862-1393
  • Lab Billing: (716) 862-1659

Frequently Asked Questions

What information/documentation do I need to provide?

  • * Valid identification (NYS License)
  • * Valid health insurance card
  • * Required Information for Medicare:
    • - Retirement date (if applicable)
    • - Spouse insurance information/employment information (if different)
    • - Membership in certain government programs and/or research grants (i.e. black lung, etc.)

What insurances are not accepted for home blood draw services?

The following insurances are not accepted for home blood draw services:

  • * Blue Cross Senior Blue HMO Select
  • * United HealthCare Medicare HMO NY Dual Complete
  • * United HealthCare Medicaid HMO
  • * United HealthCare Essential Plan
  • * Wellcare Of New York INC
  • * MVP Medicaid HMO - Medicaid Managed Care
  • * Centers Plan for Healthy Living LLC

Will leaving my house impact my home bound status?

Leaving your home for medical treatment, religious services, or to attend a licensed/accredited adult day care center does not put your home bound status at risk. Leaving home for short periods of time or for special non-medical events, such as a family reunion, funeral or graduation, will also not keep you from being considered home bound.