Gundersen makes drive-thru lab on La Crosse’s North Side permanent

Gundersen North Lab Site

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Gundersen Health System announced Wednesday that its drive-thru lab on La Crosse’s North Side will now be permanently available to serve patients.

“We’re happy to offer our patients this safe, quick and convenient option for lab services,” said Cheryl Peters, clinical manager of Gundersen Lab Services. “Patients do not need an appointment, only a referral for lab services from their healthcare provider. Please stop in for a visit. We’d love to see you.”

The lab is located at 1207 Mulberry Lane and open seven days a week.

Services available at the drive-thru location include:

  • Routine blood draws
  • Limited home testing supply pick-up and drop-off
  • Fingerstick INR
  • Strep and influenza testing
  • COVID-19 testing—patients must be pre-screened using MyChart, the patient portal, or by calling the Gundersen COVID Nurse Line at (608) 775-4465

Patients using the Drive-Thru Lab are encouraged to have someone drive them to their appointment, if possible. If they drive alone, they’ll be asked to wait 10 minutes before leaving.When patients arrive, they should call the phone number posted on the signage. Gundersen staff will guide them through the process.Hours for the Drive-Thru Lab are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday.

For a list of other Gundersen locations where patients can receive lab services, go to