Laboratory services at Castlegar Health Centre now by appointment

Laboratory services at Castlegar Health Centre now by appointment

Patients are asked to call ahead and schedule an appointment

People needing laboratory tests done at the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre are being asked to call ahead and schedule an appointment.

As part of Interior Health’s response to COVID-19, changes are being made to laboratory procedures at some facilities including Castlegar, Nelson, Trail and Grand Forks.

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Instead of showing up at the Castlegar Health Centre and grabbing a number, patients are now asked to set up an appointment by calling the booking line at 250-304-3415. The line is open weekdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

According to Interior Health, lab staff will try to accommodate a limited number of walk-ins, but preference is that people call ahead to make an appointment.

They also say that most people should be able to book an appointment within a day or two.

Patients will be asked some health screening questions when they call and will then be given instructions for their appointment.

The Castlegar lab will be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.



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