Laboratory

Lab Services are available at all six of our hospitals. The Owen Sound Lab does testing for in-patients only, as well as blood work for some patients who are attending clinics within the hospital. Outpatients in Owen Sound will be referred to LifeLabs for routine blood tests.

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

Please Note: All labs are closed on Statutory Holidays

Markdale hospital
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Meaford hospital
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Owen Sound hospital
(Clinic Patients Only – No Outpatient Services)
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Southampton hospital
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wiarton hospital
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lion’s Head hospital
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.