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How to Start a Business As a Phlebotomist Doing House Calls

Updated April 17, 2017

Drawing blood is a vital process either for testing or for transfusion. As the health care industry constantly expands, correspondingly so does the demand for skilled phlebotomists. A sure way to secure clients is to take your phlebotomy business right to their door. The training required to become a licensed phlebotomist is relatively minimal, and running a mobile business reduces the cost of overheads, so you will be lining your pockets swiftly.

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  1. Attend a phlebotomy course at a career centre or trade school to obtain the necessary phlebotomist training and qualification. Investing some time in working in a hospital will develop your skills and add to your credibility, which in turn makes it easier to secure new clients.

  2. Consult with a lawyer to guide you through the process of obtaining all appropriate business licenses, a state tax stamp and business insurance. Your insurance policy will have to be comprehensive since you are dealing with people's lives.

  3. Purchase a small car that can be used to safely transport blood samples and phlebotomy equipment.

  4. Contact local doctors and hospitals and inform them of your services. They will then be able to refer patients to you who otherwise cannot or rather do not want to leave their homes.

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Things You'll Need

  • Phlebotomy qualification
  • Business license
  • State tax stamp
  • Insurance
  • Medical transport

About the Author

Based in London, Jezen Thomas began penning articles early in 2009 to complement spontaneous jet setting as a professional musician. His articles have appeared in Sputnik Music and other online publications. He holds a bTec diploma in advanced popular music from Newcastle College and has embarked on several international tours with street theater productions and other musical acts since 2005.

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