Home Blood Collection Service
To support the health needs of our local communities, SEALS provides a comprehensive Home Collection Service. This service offers a great convenience for those patients who are unable due to illness, are elderly or other medical conditions, have difficulty attending a collection clinic. We encourage you to utilise this service.
The service employs a team of very experienced staff who collect the samples within the comfort of your home. Our staff rotate between our inpatient wards, outpatient clinics and home collection and are competent in the collection of blood from the very ill, the frail and the young.
Our collectors build a good rapport, trust and empathy with you as a patient and given the recurrence of your collections over a specified time period, it is often reassuring for you to see a familiar face. All Medicare eligible patients will be bulk billed for this service and should not, dependent on Medicare eligibility of test requirements, incur any out of pocket expenses from SEALS.
Within our Southern Network
the service operates from Wollongong Hospital, 7 days a week, between Helensburgh and Kiama; and from Shoalhaven Hospital, Monday to Friday, between Gerringong, Kangaroo Valley and Sussex Inlet.
Within our Northern and Central Networks
the service operates from St. George Hospital, Monday to Friday, between Kogarah, Sutherland and surrounding areas; and from Prince of Wales Hospital, Monday to Friday, between Randwick, Bondi, Coogee and surrounding eastern suburbs.
Once your sample is collected it is delivered to the closest SEALS laboratory in order for the results to be made available to your doctor promptly.
You will require a referral from your Doctor. the SEALS Home Collection Service will contact you directly to arrange a time and perform a risk assessment in order to ensure safety, ease of access and a successful collection.
For safety we request children under the age of 16 attend one of our collection centres.
If you have any questions or queries about our Home Collection Service, or if you would like to make a booking, please call 1300 788 944.
SEALS Call Centre
If you have a concern or enquiry on any aspect of pathology please call the SEALS Call Centre. Our pleasant and friendly staff will be more than happy to deal with any of your questions. The Call Centre is staffed Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 6pm, and Saturday 8am to 12pm.
So please call us toll free on: 1800 0 SEALS (1800 073 257)