Every summer from the July long weekend until the end of August, your local Emergency Department at the West Parry Sound Health Centre operates a NON-Urgent Care Clinic 7 days a week from 12 PM to 4 PM.
This clinic offers patient care outside of Emergency Care (ER care is 24 hours 7 days a week). This means if you have the sniffles, a cold that won’t go away, a splinter you can’t remove, a fishhook from trying to catch the big one, need a prescription renewed, have an earache, sore throat, rash, leg or arm pain/injury, skin infection, infected bug bite or one of the various health irritants that get in the way of a terrific day on the water, you can come to ER during the NON-Urgent clinic hours (12 PM to 4 PM) and be seen quickly.
The process is a ‘walk-in’ and you present at the Triage Desk in ER. The Registered Nurse will assess you and determine if you can be seen in the NON-urgent care clinic and then directs you through. But as in any visit to a nursing station, if you have something bigger going on you are directed to ER for a more thorough examination.
Hundreds of patients attend through the Non-Urgent Care Clinic annually but still others don’t know about this service.
From 12 pm to 4 pm July Long Weekend to the end of August the NON-Urgent Care Clinic is offered for your good health and convenience.
To read more and to download a PDF, please visit the WCA Spring Newsletter April 2020