Six new Sonora Quest Laboratories Patient Service Centers (PSCs) have opened inside Safeway stores in Arizona. The new locations in the state are in addition to the two PSCs that opened in November 2015.
According to Sonora, the full-service retail locations offer an exceptional patient experience with convenient lab-testing services, access to the most accurate and up-to-date diagnostic capabilities and a guest-paging system that allows clinic visitors to shop while waiting for their time-slot or appointment. Sonora Quest Laboratories says it also provides time-saving services such as patient ordered lab tests through My Lab ReQuest and online (plus mobile) appointment scheduling. With quick access to all laboratory test results though the Patient Results Portal at SonoraQuest.com, patients can proactively manage their health and make educated decisions with a healthcare provider.
“We are very encouraged by the results of our pilot initiative and pleased to extend this service in six additional locations,” said Christina Noble, VP of business development at Sonora Quest Laboratories. “Our partnership with Safeway offers additional convenient options that support the needs of our patients and the healthcare community. Whether customers schedule an appointment for a traditional physician ordered test or walk in for a self-ordered testing through My Lab ReQuest, the retail convenience offers an excellent care experience with friendly staff, highly-skilled phlebotomists and accurate testing.”
Added Mark Panzer, SVP of pharmacy, health and wellness at Safeway, “Our continued collaboration with Sonora Quest Laboratories represents Safeway’s commitment to becoming a health and wellness destination for our customers, giving patients convenient access to quality laboratory testing and a unique shopping experience. This is a natural extension of the robust health and wellness offerings found throughout our stores. We’re excited that our customers will have access to healthy foods, pharmacy services and diagnostic testing under one roof.”
The new PSCs are inside the Safeway stores at 550 East Bell Road, Phoenix; 3800 West Happy Valley Road, Glendale (expected to open in September); 2300 West Highway 89A, Sedona (expected to open in September); 1940 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson (expected to open this fall); 6360 East Golf Links Road, Tucson (expected to open this fall); and 3970 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman (expected to open this fall).