Laboratory Services

When you need blood work done, you want fast, accurate results. That’s what you can count on when you use the laboratory services offered by Rio Grande Hospital. We are a modern full-service lab, equipped with the latest in technology

And our lab is staffed by friendly certified phlebotomists (medical professionals who draw blood) and licensed clinical laboratory professionals. The team is led by a board-certified pathologist, Dr. Kendal Knaus, and managed by Ashley Weakland since 2018.

Along with the convenience you find at Rio Grande Hospital’s Laboratory, you can count on medical professionals known for their friendliness and ability to help you feel comfortable before any blood draw or procedure. And they always do their very best to secure a satisfactory specimen on the first try.

We are open from  8:00 AM to – 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday for outpatients, and we have staff available 24 hours for inpatients and emergency services. Due to the current pandemic, we ask that you call 719-657-4135 to schedule a appointment. This assures we have received your lab order and that we have your requested testing supplies. Thank you for understanding.

Fax Number: 719-657-4134

Dr. Kendal Knaus
Laboratory Medical Director

Date of hire: February 1, 2008 M.D.
Dr. Knaus completed:

  • Residency in Pathology at University of CO Health Science Center in Denver, CO
  • Licensure and Certificates: American Board of Pathology, General Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Medical School- Baylor College of Medicine at Houston, Texas

Hobbies include: Outdoor Activities and History.

With a smile and a helping hand, we provide quality care and service to our communities.

Dedicated to provide a compassionate and caring environment for patients, visitors and staff while delivering the highest quality care to the San Luis Valley Communities.


Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14 Del Norte, CO 81132 Tel: 719-657-2510 Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande Ave Creede, CO 81130 Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14 Del Norte, CO 81132 Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic

1033 2nd Avenue Monte Vista, CO 81144 Tel: 719-852-8827 Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

62 Park Drive, South Fork, CO 81154, Tel: 719-873-5494