Our Divisions

Sonic Healthcare is an internationally renowned healthcare provider with specialist operations in:

Laboratory medicine / pathology
Diagnostic imaging / radiology
General practice medicine and corporate medical services

Sonic's Federated Model is a corporate and management structure that supports Sonic companies with global resources, unites them with a common vision and corporate culture, and empowers them with the autonomy and individual identity necessary to create and maintain goodwill by meeting the specific needs of their local community. 

Laboratory medicine / pathology

Sonic Healthcare is the market leader in laboratory medicine / pathology in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and Northern Belgium (Flanders), and the third largest private laboratory company in the US.

Our state-of-the-art laboratories are staffed by more than 1,200 specialist pathologists and thousands of medical scientists and technicians, providing clinicians with timely and accurate results for optimal patient management.

All Sonic laboratories meet and exceed the accreditation requirements mandated by the relevant local accreditation authority for all the testing we perform. In addition, many of our pathology laboratories in the Sonic Healthcare group are accredited to ISO 15189:2012 Medical Laboratories – Requirements for Quality and Competence (ISO 15189). This allows us to work collaboratively with our different quality groups across the world, ensuring, where possible, that procedures and processes are standardised across the Sonic network of practices.


Sydney, Australia, is the birthplace and international headquarters of Sonic Healthcare.

Sonic is the largest pathology provider in Australia, with state-of-the-art laboratories and an extensive network of collection centres serving each state and territory capital, as well as regional and rural Australia. Sonic has become one of Australia’s most significant and respected healthcare providers, known for its commitment to Medical Leadership and the provision of excellent patient care.


Since its establishment in 2007, Sonic Healthcare USA has grown to become the third-largest laboratory medicine company in the United States, with more than 72 laboratories serving communities across 28 states.

Sonic's involvement in the United States began in 2005 with the acquisition of Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) of Austin, Texas. Since that time, Sonic Healthcare has purchased other operating clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories across the country. At present, there are nine operating divisions within SHUSA with more than 7,000 employees providing clinical and anatomic pathology services across the US. 


Headquartered in Berlin, Sonic Healthcare Germany is the largest provider of laboratory medicine/pathology services in Germany with 60 laboratories across the country.

Sonic Healthcare Germany's member practices have built a reputation for clinical excellence and Medical Leadership and service healthcare markets throughout Germany, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Sonic Healthcare practices in the United Kingdom include The Doctors Laboratory (TDL), Health Services Laboratory (a progressive partnership) and TDL Trials.

TDL is the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services in the UK. In 2016, TDL commenced a progressive partnership with Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (the Royal Free London) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) to establish Health Services Laboratory (HSL). The new laboratory has been established to provide medically-led diagnostics, innovation, value and long-term investment in healthcare.

The Doctors Laboratory website | Health Services Laboratories website



Sonic Healthcare Switzerland is the largest provider of laboratory medicine in Switzerland, comprising of more than 15 comprehensive and specialist medical laboratories operated by Medica, headquartered in Zurich, and Medisupport which has its headquarters in Lucerne.

Visit the Medica website | Visit the Medisupport website



Headquartered in Antwerp, Sonic Healthcare Benelux services northern Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands with comprehensive medical laboratory/pathology services including specialist anatomical pathology, molecular pathology, veterinary medicine, occupational medicine, toxicology and forensic diagnostics.


New Zealand

Medlab Central is headquartered in Palmerston North and provides medical laboratory/pathology services to general practitioners, specialists, midwives and other healthcare providers throughout the central area of the North Island of New Zealand.  

Diagnostic imaging / radiology

Sonic Healthcare is the second largest diagnostic imaging provider in Australia.

All Sonic’s diagnostic imaging practices are independently accredited against the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS) and guided by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Standards of Practice. Our practices also comply with all relevant standards regarding private health regulation and radiation safety.


Sonic's diagnostic imaging division is made up of eight practice groups, with more than 100 radiology centres geographically spread across Australia.

Our services are overseen by more than 200 specialist radiologists and nuclear physicians, many of whom have sub-specialty expertise. They are supported by our highly trained and experienced technical and clerical practice staff who are focused on providing the best service, care and clinical outcomes for doctors and their patients. 

Clinical services

Sonic Clinical Services is Sonic's primary care division, with over 220 medical centres and more than 2,000 doctors with 10 million patient consultations annually.

Every Sonic primary care medical centre is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). The accreditation process is based on a three-year audit cycle, and is conducted by an external provider, GPA Accreditation Plus. This process ensures that our practices meet the requirements of the government-endorsed industry standards set by the RACGP.


Sonic Clinical Services (SCS) brings together a broad spectrum of health services including general practice clinics and after hours GP services, occupational health services, remote health services, community and home nursing services, primary care research programs, health assessment technologies, clinical trials and chronic disease management programs. 

The SCS network includes trusted brands such as IPN Medical Centres, Sonic HealthPlus and Australian Skin Cancer Clinics. SCS provides national healthcare services and solutions throughout metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.