Laboratory Services:

OLIS - Smart, Secure, Complete

Our hospital has joined the Ontario Laboratory Information System (OLIS).

OLIS is a secure information system that allows health care providers (hospitals, community laboratories, public health laboratories and practitioner) to instantly and securely share lab results.

There are many benefits to patients:

    • Timely and complete lab information will improve care
    • Less duplication of lab tests
    • Fewer gaps in patient information as the patient moves between hospital, family physician, and long-term care home, for example
    • Reduced lab result wait times

At this time more than 40 laboratory groups, in Ontario, including hospitals and private labs are sending their data to OLIS. OLIS is a component of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s eHealth Strategy and the creation of an electronic health record for Ontarians.

South Huron Hospital Association is very serious about ensuring the privacy and security of your personal health care information. If you wish to restrict access to your information on OLIS, please contact Service Ontario at 1-800-291-1405 (TTY 1-800-387-5559)

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Our Laboratory Services:

SHHA Laboratory staff provide services to Emergency Department patients and patients admitted to our hospital to help support acute care.     

The Community Outpatient Laboratory service is being offered through many private laboratories in the area, including limited services at the South Huron Medical Centre. Lab visits are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 519-235-3343. A completed OHIP requisition must be received after the appointment is made, by faxing to 519-235-3845. Please note that samples collected at the South Huron Medical Centre will be tested at a Dynacare facility.

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