Here are some things you might like to know, and things you definitely should know about Health-Tests-Direct.com

Who Are We?

Jean H. Poole, CEO and Edward W. Poole, President

We started this business in hopes to create accessibility and reliability for those who are in need of blood tests but do not have the capability of getting them through typical measures. This may be because of health insurance matters, financial difficulties, privacy issues, or maybe lack of physical ability. HTD is intended to provide our users with the answers they need concerning their health, with ease and accuracy. Our work is important and we are honored to do it every day.

We're proud to say that we've created an environment that values our employees as much as we value our customers. Our employees are like family and we are as loyal and dedicated them, as they are to us

Jean and I have been married for decades and know how to work well together while ensuring the job gets done- the right way (Jean's way, usually). We have a lovely little helper, named Sadie, who happens to have four legs, but we don't hold that against her. She greatly contributes to the office atmosphere, leaving smiles wherever she goes.

This is Our Story

We saw a need and decided to do something about it when we launched Health Tests Direct (HTD) on February 12, 2001. HTD is the personal health services addition to OHS Health & Safety Services, Inc., our workplace safety services company.

OHS is a proud, family-owned California corporation, that we established in 1991. It’s headquartered in beautiful Costa Mesa, California where we reside. We provide employee screening and workplace safety services including background checks, pre-placement physical evaluations, Drug-Free Workplace programs, and USDOT training to more than 1,700 large and small multi-diverse companies throughout the USA.

In 2001, we established HTD as a separate and unique program to provide services exclusively devoted to benefiting the U.S. general public.  We created a website designed to offer the public deeply discounted pricing for laboratory blood tests and laboratory blood test panels that could conveniently be ordered and paid for online, directly through our website.

Interesting Facts and Stats About HTD

  • HTD was among the first U.S. internet-based businesses to enable Direct Access Testing (DAT), also commonly referred to in the medical field as Self-Ordered Tests.  DAT allows the adult general public to self-order many common – in some cases life-saving - laboratory blood tests and laboratory blood test panels for themselves and without a doctor’s prescription.

  • In 2001, there were more than 44,000,000 uninsured people in the USA!  Launching HTD helped to make the expediency and reasonable cost of Direct Access Testing for laboratory blood tests possible for those 44 million uninsured.  Our HTD website made these tests available to everyone at a 50%-81% savings.

  • HTD made it convenient and affordable for the uninsured general public to self-order many of the blood tests most commonly prescribed by physicians for their patients. Even better, our website enabled them to do so, (a) online, (b) without a prior doctor’s visit or written prescription, and (c) at discounts of 50%-81%.

Why We Provide Blood Tests Online

With so many uninsured and under-insured in the USA, we think it’s imperative to provide support to a community in life-threatening, life-altering situations.

For the past 19 years, HTD has contracted with Quest Diagnostics Laboratories, one of the largest and most respected testing labs in the entire world to offer help through affordable blood testing.

We intend to continue our efforts and to help cushion those millions of consumers from the overall rising costs of healthcare.

We hope to educate, as well as deliver on our mission to serve you. Believing that knowledge is power, we offer our potential buyers a FAQ page, as well as the resources pages Reasons for Blood Tests and a Glossary of Health Terms to help consumers make smart choices that are fully understood.

Our Accolades

We are greatly honored that Health Tests Direct has been awarded an A+ business rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) each and every one of our 19 years serving the general public. 

OHS Inc., dedicated to safety in the business sector, has also received an identical A+ rating by the BBB every year since 1991. That’s 29 consecutive years and counting!

We are family-owned, family-managed, and proud to have served the business and industrial community for almost three decades,  as well as having helped health-concerned individuals for nearly twenty years now. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our services, who we are, and why we do this.


Jean H. Poole, CEO
Edward W. Poole, President
OHS Health & Safety Services, Inc.

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