About Us

About Us

With over 33 years of combined experience in Health Care, the decision to start this business in 2013 was an easy one. Our concept of offering clients priority care health services, the professionalism of maintaining quality control regulations, and offering efficient turnaround times has made us a first class operation like no other in Saskatchewan.

Our Team

Colette McDermott - Owner & Medical Laboratory Assistanct

Colette McDermott
CEO-Founder / Medical Laboratory Assistant

I moved to the Prince Albert community 22 years ago from the small Northern Manitoba town of Flin Flon. I truly enjoy everything that northern Saskatchewan has to offer. I am passionate about travel and loves to play slow pitch in the community. I previously spent 12 years in the financial banking industry, then 10 years in health care in clinics and hospitals. I have achieved over 28 years in customer service excellence, a Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate, and a Business Education Program Diploma. It had always been my childhood dream of to be an entrepreneur. I am now in year 8 of successfully living the vision with my own Company.

Carol Bell - Medical Laboratory Assistant

Vicki Allen
Executive Assistant / Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician

I grew up in North East Saskatchewan and that is where I started my career in healthcare 25 years ago. I have lived in Prince Albert for 14 years and really enjoy the gateway to many northern lakes. I am a Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician with experience working in private practices, health centres and hospital settings. Laboratory and Office Management has also been a successful milestone in my career. Excellent patient care, empathy and helping others have always been my driving forces. I am proud to be a part of a team that puts our patients’ needs first.

Carol Bell - Medical Laboratory Assistant

Carol Bell
Medical Laboratory Assistant

I am a medical laboratory assistant who has worked with patients and their medical needs in the Prince Albert area for the past 33 years. Throughout my career, I have developed strong interpersonal skills and always maintain a professional and confidential rapport with my clients. I immensely enjoy working and helping people in my community.

Poala Sagardia Silva Medical Laboratory Assistant

Paola Sagardia Silva
Medical Laboratory Assistant

I have over 23 years of experience in the medical field, working in private clinics and hospitals. As a medical lab assistant, I have acquired many skills and knowledge to be able to treat my clients in an efficient and knowledgeable manner. I am very confident in any situation, due to my extensive experience in working for the public.

Dawn Callaghan - Medical Laboratory Technologist & Information

Lee-Anne Preymack
Medical Laboratory Assistant

I have lived in Prince Albert for 27 years and have been in healthcare for 26 of those. I have three children, two grandchildren and I enjoy watching my kids play all of their sports, school activities, and also being outdoors . I am a medical laboratory assistant and have experience working in the lab of both hospital and clinic settings. I enjoy interacting with the public and helping others. I welcome all challenges and adventures as I always enjoy learning new things. I am thoroughly excited to be with my team of co-workers as we strive for reliable service at its finest.

Dawn Callaghan - Medical Laboratory Technologist & Information

Tatiana Kawula

I was born and raised in Prince Albert and have experience working in this wonderful city for many years. I will be beginning my post-secondary education in the fall of 2022 where I will be studying pre-med in Texas. My moto is to give each and every patient my full attention and assistance when they come through the door.

Dawn Callaghan - Medical Laboratory Technologist & Information

Dawn Callaghan (Consultant)
Medical Laboratory Technologist / Laboratory Information

I moved to Prince Albert 11 years ago to expand my laboratory career. Coming from the southern part of the province, the picturesque scenery offered in the North was an added advantage.

I offer close to 16 years of laboratory experience in a variety of public and private settings. Specializing in the technical aspect of laboratory medicine, I can offer support in establishing quality control programs, writing policy and procedure manuals and implementing instrumentation.


Each team member has a responsibility to protect your privacy and keep your personal health information confidential and secure.

Our Goals

At every step in the collection our goal is to provide caring, efficient, reliable, and high-quality health services that contribute to a positive experience, while assisting our clients to a healthier lifestyle. With Colette Portamedic Services, you are treated with respect in our warm, friendly and caring atmosphere. Taking accountability of your health is important.

Our Mission

To engage people in building a healthy lifestyle.

Our Values

• Integrity
• Compassion
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Our Vision

To engage people with the convenience and resources for living life to the fullest.


“Colette Portamedic Services has been an immense asset to our team. From lab policy and procedures, quality assurance measures to providing our community with the same laboratory services found in urban areas. They are very organized and efficient!”

– Darren Skibinsky, RN, Senior Health Nurse, Sturgeon Lake Health Centre”

Sturgeon Lake Health Center
“Colette Portamedic Services has performed DNA sample collections for us a number of times. The service has always been performed in a timely and efficient manner. We have no hesitation employing their services when required.”

— Nancy Harrison, Senior Customer Service Representative, Forensic & DNA Services, Bureau Veritas Laboratories

Sturgeon Lake Health Center
We at Regent Park Medical clinic are thankful to Colette Portamedic for all the professional services provided with developing our quality assurance manual and procedures for laboratory services at our facility.
We are very happy with the work you do.

– Lawani Onose MD, Regent Park Medical Clinic, Regina, SK