Thursday, March 15, 2012

Steinbach's Quickcare Clinic

The minister noted that QuickCare Clinics are a unique concept, with diagnoses and treatment of minor health issues provided by nurse practitioners and registered nurses.  Services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment for a variety of health issues including:
  • bumps, bruises or sprains;
  • rashes, eczema, infected cuts or minor sores;
  • sore throats, earaches, colds and flu, coughs, hay fever or nose bleeds;
  • immunizations;
  • sore eyes with redness or infection;
  • stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting, urinary infections or indigestion;
  • headaches, back or neck pain;
  • birth control or breast feeding; and
  • stress or anxiety.
“South Eastman Health/Santé Sud-Est is pleased to open Manitoba’s second QuickCare Clinic at the Clearspring Centre in Steinbach,” said John Stinson, chief executive officer for South Eastman Health.  “The QuickCare Clinic gives local families a convenient point of access to our region’s health-care services.  It will also help reduce pressure on our busy emergency departments, including the Bethesda emergency department, which is currently being renovated and expanded.” 
Initial hours at the Steinbach QuickCare Clinic will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every other Saturday.  When staff recruitment is complete, the clinic will be open weekday evenings until 9 p.m. and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Steinbach clinic is the second of eight QuickCare Clinics to be opened in the province.  QuickCare Clinics are also scheduled to open this year in St. Boniface and Selkirk, with future sites in St. Vital, Seven Oaks, Southdale and west Winnipeg.
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The Province of Manitoba is distributing this release on behalf of the Government of Manitoba and South Eastman Health/Santé Sud-Est.

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