Effective June 15, patients who visit the Lab at any Grey Bruce Health Services hospital will be required to have an appointment and walk-ins will no longer be accepted.

“By moving to an appointment based schedule, we can better manage the number of people waiting and implement physical distancing measures,” said Sherri Wilson, GBHS Lab Director. “Pre-booked appointments will also help us to better serve our patients by reducing wait times.”

Patients who have an OHIP requisition who can have their routine bloodwork done at a private Lab (e.g. LifeLabs) are encouraged to do so. Labs at all GBHS hospitals will focus on bloodwork for inpatients, urgent cases, pre-surgical patients and those individuals whose bloodwork is essential for determining same-day medication dosage  and/or treatment approaches.

To make an appointment for Lab services at any GBHS hospital, please call 1-888-525-0553, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Booking staff will do their best to coordinate Lab appointments with other scheduled appointments, including Oncology appointments, to reduce multiple hospital visits for patients.

To serve to the same number of patients, some Lab hours have been extended. Please click here to see the full list.

Media contact:  Nicole Schmidt, Communications Coordinator, GBHS
519-376-2121 ext. 2805, nischmidt@gbhs.on.ca    www.gbhs.on.ca I/T/F – @GreyBruceHealth