Lab Card brings more benefits – and savings – to GEHA Standard Option* and High Option* health plan members and their dependents. When you use your Lab Card, GEHA pays outpatient laboratory testing at 100 percent. With Lab Card, you pay nothing – no deductible, no copay, no coinsurance.
Each non-Medicare Standard Option and High Option member* will receive a Lab Card following enrollment in the health plan. However, Lab Card is an optional program. Members who choose not to use Lab Card will continue to pay deductibles and coinsurance/copayments for covered outpatient lab work.
To receive Lab Card coverage:
- You must be enrolled in a GEHA Standard Option or High Option health plan
- You must not be enrolled in Medicare Part B
- A physician must order your laboratory testing
- You must ask your provider for the Lab Card benefit**
- You must show your Lab Card to the provider at each visit
Lab Card covers most outpatient lab work included in your GEHA health plan, including:
- Blood testing, such as cholesterol testing
- Pap smears
- Cultures, such as throat cultures
Lab Card does not cover:
- Lab work ordered during hospitalization
- Lab work ordered on an emergency basis
- Fertility testing
- Bone marrow studies
- Spinal fluid tests
- Dental work
- Other non-laboratory work
To find a listing of Lab Card provider locations:
If you have questions about using your Lab Card, please call a GEHA Customer Service representative at (800) 821-6136 or email Customer Service.
*GEHA Standard Option and High Option members with Medicare are not eligible for the Lab Card program and will not receive Lab Cards. The Medicare program covers outpatient laboratory testing.
**Physicians willing to collect for Lab Card in their offices must clearly mark "Lab Card" on the requisition and continue to call (800) 646-7788 to request a Lab Card pick-up. If a physician does not collect for Lab Card in his or her office, the GEHA health plan member may request the test orders from that physician and go to a Lab Card collection site.
ONLY sites listed on the Lab Card website are available to collect for Lab Card. If a site is not listed on that website, that site may not collect for Lab Card. Collection site information, including locations, hours and any special instructions, is updated daily.