They can provide patients with diagnostics, physician and nurse care, and they have a pharmacy for in-house medication administration.
Typically on one eight hour shift they will have two general physicians, two nurses, one nurse practitioner and three medical office assistants.
“This centre will help better connect local residents with the primary care they need. This includes addressing the challenge many face in getting same same-day or next-day appointments. By being available for extended hours and on weekends, the urgent primary care centre will help people access the health-care services they need at the right time, and lessen demand on area emergency departments.” – Adrian Dix, Minister of Health
The team-based centre will provide care for around 35,000 patients per year from downtown and the West End.
The team will work to ensure individuals with complex health needs who don’t have a doctor are connected with the most appropriate care.