Rapid population growth and a large senior population convinced Dynacare to open a new medical lab on Stittsville Main Street.
The new location at 1609 Stittsville Main Street (next to Greco) opened Monday, with a staff of three.
Manager Linda Poulin tells StittsvilleCentral.ca the clinic hired local people to staff it and plans to expand the operation as it acquires more patients. She says it currently only offers bloodwork and sample testing.
“We’re a laboratory health centre, we draw blood and do cardiograms,” she said.
She says it’s not a walk-in clinic. Patients first get a requisition from their doctor, then go to the clinic to get tested for a variety of things such as thyroid, blood sugar and prostate.
On its first day the office only had a few visitors, but Poulin expects it to get busier in the coming weeks.
The lab will be open Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-4:00pm, and Friday from 7:30am-12:30pm. You can reach the lab by phone at 613-825-6613.
Dynacare operates hundreds of similar facilities across the country, including several in Ottawa and two in Kanata.
(Devyn Barrie is a student at Sacred Heart High School and runs 960 News, a Stittsville blog and podcast.)
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