ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Cayuga Health announced Tuesday that they are opening new laboratory services in their Ithaca Mall location on Monday. The new lab will be open from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on major holidays.

Officials say with this change, patients will be able to access lab work in the same building as their primary care, cardiology and rheumatology offices, which will eliminate the need to travel to another location.

"The new laboratory services at Cayuga Health at the Ithaca Mall exemplify our commitment to patient convenience and integrated care,” said Jeffrey Penoyer, Chief Operating Officer of Cayuga Medical Associates.

Cayuga Health says offering lab services at this location increases patient accessibility as it is on a bus route and the mall has ample parking.

The Ithaca Mall location of Cayuga Health recently opened in March.