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WellSpan Phlebotomy Training Program

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What is a phlebotomist?

Phlebotomists are allied health professionals who have been trained to collect a patients' blood, as well as to process other specimens, such as urine and stool for laboratory tests. They are the part of the clinical laboratory that is most often seen because they collect the ordered specimens prior to the actual laboratory testing.

Phlebotomists usually work in hospitals or clinical laboratories under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers. The practice of phlebotomy generally refers to the collection of blood from a vein, but other microcollection techniques may also be used, such as those involving the use of a sterile lancet for piercing skin to draw blood from capillaries.

When will the next classes be offered?

Location Region Class Dates Application Window
York Hospital Central October 31 – December 21, 2022 May 22 – Aug 7
York Hospital Central January 9 - February 24, 2023 Aug 1 – Oct. 15
Chambersburg Hospital West February 27 - April 14, 2023 Sept. 1 – Nov. 30
Good Samaritan Hospital East April 17 - June 2, 2023 Nov. 1 – Jan. 31
Gettysburg Hospital South April 24 - June 9, 2023 Jan. 1 – March 10
York Hospital Central June 5 - July 21, 2023 Oct 16 – March 15
Chambersburg Hospital West July 24 - September 8, 2023 Feb. 1 – April 30
Gettysburg Hospital South August 28 - October 13, 2023 May 1 – June 10
Good Samaritan Hospital East September 11 - October 27, 2023 March 15 – June 15
York Hospital Central October 30 - December 22, 2023 March 16 – July 31

All classes are seven weeks long*
* November/December session is eight weeks long due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The session ends before the Christmas holiday.

If you have missed the deadline for the location you indicated on your application, your application will be held for consideration for the next session at that location. If you wish to be considered for more than one session, please fill out an application for each of them

Submit an application

Choose the location you would like to attend classes at and click on it below. To apply for the program, please fill out the linked application. If you wish to be considered for more than one location, please fill out an application for each of them individually. If you are not selected for a class, you are encouraged to apply for the next class.

Application links may only operate during the application window for that site.

York   Gettysburg   Lebanon   Chambersburg

Reference Forms

A reference form is included with this application. Two references must be sent to the program administrators in order to be considered for an interview. ONLY individuals familiar with your professional skills or work abilities should be used as references. If you have any formal post-high school education or training, one of your references must be affiliated with the school or be familiar with your current work activities. This form is an editable PDF. It can be filled out on a computer and be e-mailed. Please DO NOT print it. Digital copies emailed to program only please. E-mail references to PhlebotomyTraining@wellspan.org

Download the Reference Form

Please Note: References GREATLY affect who is chosen for an interview. For the best chance at being interviewed you must submit two references.

Where will the phlebotomy training classes be held?

The classes will be offered across the WellSpan System on a rotating basis. Please see the schedule.

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
Lancaster and Lebanon counties, East Region

The class room portion of the program will be held at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Paragon Training Room 1 (252 S 4th Street, Lebanon, PA 17402). Clinical portions of the program will rotate between WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and several WellSpan annexes in Lebanon and Lancaster counties.

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
Adams County (West Region)
The class room portion of the program will be held at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital Education Rooms (147 Gettys St. Gettysburg, PA 17325).  Clinical portions of the program will rotate between WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and several WellSpan annexes.

WellSpan York Hospital
York County, Central Region
The class room portion of the program will be held at the WellSpan Phlebotomy Education Program's offices, located in the York Business Park on Memory Lane (601 Memory Lane York, PA 17403). Clinical portions of the program will rotate between WellSpan York Hospital and several WellSpan annexes.

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
Franklin County, West Region
The class room portion of the program will be held at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital’s Education Rooms (112 N 7th Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201). Clinical portions of the program will rotate between WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital and several WellSpan annexes in Franklin County.

When will classes be held?

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
Class times will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clinical hours will vary according to location (hours can vary from 5:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. and 7:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.). Please note: Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites.

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
Class times will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clinical hours will vary according to location (hours can vary from 5:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. and 7:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.). Please note: Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites.

WellSpan York Hospital
Class times will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clinical hours will vary according to location (5:00 AM – 1:30 PM; 5:45 – 2:15 PM or 7:30 -1:30 PM). Please note: Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites.

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
Class times will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clinical hours will be from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for both inpatient and outpatient locations. Please note: Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites.

Classes and clinicals will be held Monday through Friday. Classes and clinicals will not be held on: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

How long is the training?

The course lasts for seven weeks.

How much does the training cost?

The cost for the WellSpan Phlebotomy Training Program is $600. This will be collected 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the class. This includes the cost of textbooks and a CPR training class.

What is involved in the training?

The training consists of approximately 85 hours of classroom learning and 150 hours of clinical training. This is scheduled at two full weeks of classroom instruction. The next four weeks will be 4 ½ day of clinical rotations with a few hours of class and group meeting time to end each week. There will be an average of two hours per night for independent study before classroom days.

What are the admission requirements?

A high school diploma or GED is the minimum educational requirement.
Applicants selected to interview may be required to take additional testing.
Students must be fully vaccinated as per WellSpan’s policies for its employees.

Physical requirements include:

Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
Must be able to stand or walk for up to 10 hours per day

How many students are selected for the class?

Due to the extensive individual training received at our clinical sites, we will select between 4 and 8 students for each class. This is dependent on the availability of staff to provide one to one clinical training at each location.

When will selections occur?

Ten weeks before the scheduled start of the session a group of applicants will be selected for interviews. These interviews will be scheduled and conducted over the following few weeks. The students selected for the class will be notified 6-8 weeks prior to the beginning of the session and given instructions on how to proceed with the registration process. Those not selected will also be notified at that time.

What is needed from the student if they are selected for the program?

If a student is selected for the program certain documentation will be required before orientation. This documentation is required by the agencies that regulate and certify our program. If you plan to apply, please consider if you can locate, collect, or obtain these documents. The cost for obtaining these requirements is at your own expense:

  • A history of ALL vaccinations (from birth to present day) must be submitted to employee health.
    • If records cannot be located, titers may be drawn. Results may take several weeks.
    • A urine drug screen will be scheduled after this documentation is received
      • Please note – WellSpan is a nicotine free company. This is tested for.
  • Copy of your high school diploma, GED, or transcript
  • Proof of health insurance
  • FBI fingerprint check
  • PA Child Abuse History Certification
  • PA Criminal Background Check

What will be the outcome of successful completion of the program?

Each student will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the certification exam for Phlebotomy Technician offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Students who complete the course and are certified by ASCP are eligible for a sign on bonus of up to $1250.00 if they are hired as a phlebotomist at any WellSpan facility within 6 months of completion of the program

Application links will only operate during the application window for that site.

Submit your application and references

York   Gettysburg   Lebanon   Chambersburg

Download the Reference Form

E-mail references to PhlebotomyTraining@wellspan.org

Questions? E-mail the Phlebotomy Program Training Manager:
Amber Rayman-Saul at arayman-saul@wellspan.org.