New Lab Drive-Thru Opens Monday
New Lab Drive-Thru Opens Monday

New Lab Drive-Thru Opens Monday

Hospital

The permanent lab drive-thru opens at Wyandot Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 18 for patients in need of ordered blood work or community health screenings.

The lab drive-thru is situated behind the new surgery center expansion and easily accessed via the hospital’s drive near the water tower. Yellow signs direct patients to the drive-thru and provide instructions for entering.

The drive-thru is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and serves patients ages 16 and older.

Patients pre-register for lab services by phoning 419-294-4991, extension 2291, prior to their visit to the drive-thru. The service is first come, first served, and no appointments are needed. For the safety of both patients and staff, pets should not be in vehicles at the drive-thru.

In addition to the drive-thru, patients can have blood work at the lab office on the main floor of the hospital and on Wyandot On Wheels community visits to Carey, Forest, Harpster, Nevada and Wharton.

The drive-thru labs at WMH started near the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to minimize the number of individuals needing to enter the hospital for services. It enabled patients to remain in their vehicles while the lab staff reported to them for the blood draw. The service received rave reviews from patients of all ages for the convenience it provided, so it was decided to make the drive-thru permanent. Construction on the permanent site concluded just last week.

For more information about the lab drive-thru service, phone Marty Gray, vice president of clinical ancillary services and risk management, at 419-294-4991, extension 2280, email her at mgray@wyandotmemorial.org or visit WyandotMemorial.org.