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January 12, 2022

Select BC LifeLabs Locations Affected by Staff Shortages Due to Spread of Omicron

Vancouver, British Columbia (January 12, 2022) – LifeLabs has made the difficult decision to temporarily close and/or adjust hours at select BC Patient Service Centres (PSCs) due to the spread of Omicron and related protocols which have resulted in severe employee impacts.

This is a temporary measure. We will continue to monitor the situation over the next two weeks and provide a further update at that time.

Temporary closures will occur at 11 of our 129 PSCs in BC. Five PSCs will have hours adjusted temporarily. A full list of affected locations can be found below.

This change was implemented to maintain consistent and reliable service for our customers and reduce increased pressure on our teams. To maintain service in the community, we will be re-deploying affected staff (from those sites) to nearby, central locations. Customers and healthcare providers will be re-directed to those nearby locations.

Please visit locations.lifelabs.com  to book an appointment at a nearby location or to learn more.

We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers. We appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate these challenging public health circumstances. 

PSC Affected by Temporary Closures

PSC Affected by Adjusted Hours

Surrey City Centre (#103 9639 137A Street, Surrey)

Abbotsford (A8 33498 Bevan Avenue, Abbotsford)

Nicola (202-321 Nicola Street, Kamloops)

Cedar Hill (1590 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria)

Pitt Meadows (102-12195 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows)

Kerrisdale (2061 W. 42nd Avenue, Vancouver)

Crestwood (107-6051 Gilbert Road, Richmond)

Burrard (208-1200 Burrard Street, Vancouver)

Yarrow (650 Fort Street, Victoria)

Colwood (582 Goldstream, Victoria)

Hillside (1641 Hillside, Victoria)

 

Aberdeen (1150-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond)

 

Main and Keefer (204-180 Keefer Street, Vancouver)

 

Broadway (220-943 W. Broadway, Vancouver)

 

Lynn Vallet (305-1200 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver)

 

Laurel (104-888 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver)

 

About LifeLabs 

LifeLabs is Canada’s leader in laboratory diagnostic information and health connectivity solutions, leveraging innovative and personalized digital tools that empower customers to live their best life. Our dedicated and talented team of more than 6,000 employees supports 20 million lab visits and conducts over 100 million laboratory tests annually. LifeLabs is 100% Canadian-owned by OMERS Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager of one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans. Learn more at www.lifelabs.com   ​

Media Contact: Media@LifeLabs.com  ​

Your health & safety is important to us

Please note that face masks are mandatory at all times at all of our locations to ensure the health and safety of all customers and employees.

Please inform staff if you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition. 

Thank you for your cooperation!