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Blood Collection

NOTICE: Appointment booking for blood collection will be unavailable Wednesday, February 21 from 0000 – 0600 for routine IT updates. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.
 

In order to effectively manage your health, your doctor may request you get your blood tested. Blood Collection Clinics are where your blood is taken and sent for testing. 

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All blood collection services now require booked appointments. The process differs based on location.  Please refer to the blood collection location information below for appointment booking instructions at each location.

Book your blood collection appointment online

Do you need to cancel your appointment?

  • If you booked online, click the link in your confirmation email that reads, “Click here to cancel or reschedule your appointment.”
  • If you did not book online, phone the location your appointment is booked with, to reschedule. Contact numbers are listed in the section below.

In-home Blood Collection

In-home blood collection is available, by referral, for eligible Nova Scotians.

This service is for patients requiring urgent/time-sensitive testing for immediate diagnosis or management of chronic illness who are unable to leave their home due to illness, mobility challenges, isolation due to COVID-19, or risk of undue hardship. 

A patient’s physician or nurse practitioner will initiate the request for this service through the NSH Continuing Care referral process. Referred patients will be contacted by the local blood collection service to book an appointment for the in-home visit.

All other patients requiring urgent blood work can still access NSH outpatient blood collection clinics by booking an appointment with their local blood collection service. 

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There are currently no service advisories or disruptions for this category.

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Blood Collection Locations Map

Blood Collection Locations

Aberdeen Blood Collection

mon Feb 26 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
tue Feb 27 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
wed Feb 28 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
thu Feb 29 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
fri Mar 1 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
sat Mar 2 Closed
sun Mar 3 Closed

Closed for holidays.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-928-2830 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). 

All Saints Springhill Hospital

mon Feb 26 7:00 am - 10:00 am
tue Feb 27 7:00 am - 10:00 am
wed Feb 28 7:00 am - 10:00 am
thu Feb 29 7:00 am - 10:00 am
fri Mar 1 7:00 am - 10:00 am
sat Mar 2 Closed
sun Mar 3 Closed

Closed for holidays.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by 1-833-637-1350 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre

mon Feb 26 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
tue Feb 27 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
wed Feb 28 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
thu Feb 29 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
fri Mar 1 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
sat Mar 2 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
sun Mar 3 Closed

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-473-2074 or toll-free 1-833-942-2298 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Bayers Road Centre

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-473-2074 or toll-free 1-833-942-2298 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Easy access from main parking lot; between Lawton's and Fabricville (includes wheelchair and elevator access). Lower level access can be found on Desmond Avenue at Desmond One Entrance.

Glucose Tolerance testing is not available at this location.

Patients must be 2 years and older.

This location has safe and secure child play areas in sight of the collection booths.

Dartmouth Drive-Thru Blood Collection

ppointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-473-2074 or toll-free 1-833-942-2298 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). 

This winterized drive-thru location offers patients the option to be registered and have their blood collected while they sit in their vehicle. There’s no parking, no standing in line and no contact with other people getting tested.

Special instructions for the Drive-Thru:

  • Patient can be driver or passenger.
  • Everyone in the vehicle must wear a mask.
  • Use a vehicle less than 8ft tall (Drive thru has height restrictions).
  • Bring a paper requisition (electronic requisitions should be printed to avoid delays).
  • Bring your Health Card (or other form of insurance and government issued identification).
  • Arrive at your scheduled appt time.
  • Passengers must have proof of vaccination and identification.
  • Do not select this location if you also need a urine collection. There are no collection facilities on site.
  • Do not bring pets with you. (exception: service animals with registration papers)
  • Do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your appointment time.
  • Do not exit your vehicle while in the Drive-Thru

Dartmouth General Hospital

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-473-2074 or toll-free 1-833-942-2298 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

This location has a safe and secure child play area in sight of the collection booth.

Patients must be 2 years and older.

Halifax Infirmary

The blood collection clinic is accessible via the Robie Street Entrance.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-473-2074 or toll-free 1-833-942-2298 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). 

Patients must be 12 years and older.

This is not a laboratory specimen drop-off location.

Lloyd E. Matheson Centre

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 1-833-637-1349* from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

*Please note, all blood collection appointment times for the Lloyd Mathenson Centre, are booked through the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Booking Line.

Roseway Hospital

mon Feb 26 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
tue Feb 27 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
wed Feb 28 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
thu Feb 29 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
fri Mar 1 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
sat Mar 2 Closed
sun Mar 3 Closed

Closed for holidays.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling toll-free 1-833-998-2722 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

South Cumberland Community Care Centre

mon Feb 26 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
tue Feb 27 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
wed Feb 28 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
thu Feb 29 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
fri Mar 1 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
sat Mar 2 Closed
sun Mar 3 Closed

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 1-833-637-1350 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Spryfield Shopping Centre

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-473-2074 or toll-free 1-833-942-2298 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Glucose tolerance testing is not available at this location.

Patients must be 2 years and older.

This location has safe and secure child play areas in sight of the collection booths.

St. Margaret's Square

mon Feb 26 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
tue Feb 27 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
wed Feb 28 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
thu Feb 29 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
fri Mar 1 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
sat Mar 2 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
sun Mar 3 Closed

Closed for holidays.

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-473-2074 or toll-free 1-833-942-2298 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

This location has safe and secure child play areas in sight of the collection booths.

Glucose tolerance testing is not available at this location.

Patients must be 2 years and older.

Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

The Blood Collection Clinic at Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou is closed Tuesday, February 6.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling the toll free number 1-833-998-2499 or 902-928-2830 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Victoria Building

Appointments are required for blood collection service.

If you have a referral, you may book an appointment for blood collection at this location anytime online or by calling 902-473-2074 or toll-free 1-833-942-2298 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

This is a collection site for cancer care patients, transplant patients, and patients with same-day hospital appointments or service such as X-ray, ultra-sound, mammogram. Others may be redirected to another facility (such as Bayers Road).

Patients must be 12 years and older.

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