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Extended lab hours at UHNBC


Two women behind the glass partition in a reception area under a sign that says Lab Outpatients.
Medical lab assistants at UHNBC Tracy Ingham (L) and Trisha Scichilone (R).

Lab services at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) in Prince George are now open in the evenings and on most statutory holidays!

The new extended hours are:

Monday to Friday – 7:30 am to 8 pm
Saturday/ Sunday – 10 am to 5:30 pm
Statutory holidays – 12 pm to 5 pm
(Closed Christmas Day, Labour Day and Good Friday)

You no longer need to take time off work or experience extended wait times during the day to get your lab work done. As part of the funding for the Prince George Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) and the Prince George Primary Care Network, provided by the Ministry of Health, the hours for UHNBC lab services have increased to better serve the needs of patients.

You can go to the UHNBC lab to get bloodwork or electrocardiograms (ECGs) done, and they’ll also begin processing any samples or swabs that you drop off. For patients, the benefits of the extended hours at the lab are improved access to lab services and shorter wait times in the evening and statutory holidays.

To access the UHNBC lab, enter the main doors at UHNBC and walk to the end of the main hall to the ‘Lab Outpatient’ sign. Lab services check-in is located across from switchboard.

Right now, the wait time is the shortest in the evenings after 6 pm.