Laboratory

Please be advised that all outpatients coming to a Grey Bruce Health Services Lab must have an appointment. Walk-ins are not being accepted.

Labs at all GBHS hospitals are focusing on blood work for inpatients, urgent cases, pre-surgical and those patients whose blood work is essential for determining same-day medication dosage, and/or treatment approaches. All patients who can have their routine blood work done at a private lab (e.g. LifeLabs) are encouraged to do so.

How do patients book an appointment?

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.

Lab Tests – Some Fees May Apply
Please note that patients will be billed for all lab tests not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). While OHIP covers the cost of most laboratory tests, there are some specialized, non-routine tests that are uninsured. Patients will be billed at the time of service.

A list of uninsured lab tests and their costs is below:

Lab Licenses & Accreditation

Accredited facilities recognized by IQMH:  https://iqmh.org/Services/Centre-For-Accreditation/Accredited-Facilities

Lab Hours

All Labs are open Monday to Friday and are closed on Statutory Holidays.

  • Owen Sound: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Meaford: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Markdale: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wiarton: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Southampton: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Lion’s Head: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.