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 Health Tests Direct 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 was and is intended to provide our users with the answers they need concerning their blood health, with ease and accuracy.  Our work is important and we are honored to do it every day.

Jean and I have been married for decades and know how to work well together while ensuring the job gets done- the right way...meaning, Jean's way, usually. 😊  As well, we've created an office environment that values our employees as much as we value our customers. Our employees are like family and we are as loyal and dedicated to them as they are to us.  They and we also have a lovely little helper at the office, named Sadie, that happens to have four legs and a consistent, fast-wagging tail.  Sadie greatly contributes to our upbeat office atmosphere, prompting smiles wherever she wanders.

This is Our Story

In 2000, we saw a need and decided to do something about it when we launched Health Tests Direct (HTD) on February 12, 2001.  HTD became the new "personal health" services addition to our old (since 1991) "workplace health and safety" services company, OHS Health & Safety Services, Inc. (OHS).

OHS is a family-owned California corporation that we established in 1991.  It’s headquartered in beautiful Orange County, California, where Jean and I also have our home. OHS provides companies with pre-employment and random drug 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 all 50 U.S. states and parts of Canada.

In 2001, we created HTD as a separate and unique online program to provide more-reasonably-priced blood testing services.  It was to be and is especially devoted to benefit those in the general public that are either totally without health insurance, or, have deductibles too high to make blood tests affordable.  We created a website designed to offer the public deeply discounted pricing for laboratory blood tests and blood test panels that could 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.  Thanks to FDA approval and oversight, 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 discounted savings 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 hundreds of thousands of health-concerned consumers now for nearly twenty years. 

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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