Citizen Engagement: questions comments concerns

Health Hub

WELCOME TO THE DORSET COMMUNITY HEALTH HUB

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

These will be the faces you’ll see in the Dorset Health Hub:

  • Candice Bray, NP - 12 years of experience as a NP with background in Primary Care, community care and teaching. Candice has worked in rural communities with all patient types including geriatric, complex, and palliative. Her depth of experience will be an asset to our Dorset community.
  • Katie Olson, RPN/Admin Assistant - She is a Registered Practical Nurse who has been working in the community health setting for four years, including northern nursing stations.

Primary Care

Episodic Care

Primary Care is available for:

  • those who live locally and are currently without a family doctor/nurse practitioner

Episodic Care is available for:

  • Seasonal Visitors
  • Those who live locally and have a family doctor/nurse practitioner*See below

What is Offered

  • Support during periodic or minor illnesses and injuries
  • Periodic health exams (i.e., physicals, immunizations, cancer screening)
  • Management of chronic diseases (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, COPD, asthma, heart disease)

Coming in the near future:

  • community mental health
  • addictions outreach
  • access to other Allied Health Professionals through the Algonquin Family Health Team and other community resources
  • family and children’s services
  • telemedicine

What is Offered

 Episodic health care*, including:

  • minor illnesses (fever, cough, sore throat, bladder infection, diarrhea)
  • minor injuries (minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites, falls)

If you have a local doctor/nurse practitioner, we encourage you to always seek care from them first. Since they know your medical history, you will receive the best care from them.

We may be able to help when you are unable to be seen by their office in a timely manner and for a periodic illness or injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to do in an Emergency

If you have any symptoms suggestive of a serious medical condition, or have major injuries, immediately call 9-1-1 and proceed to the nearest Emergency Department. Examples include:

  • sudden or worsening chest pain
  • acute severe shortness of breath
  • signs suggestive of stroke (sudden difficulty speaking, weakness, visual changes, difficulty walking)
  • major lacerations/bleeding, fractures, high speed injuries, falls from heights, etc.

Hours of Operation 

1096 Main Street, Dorset

 Please call to book an appointment

 PHONE: 705 766 0866

 Monday - 8:30 - 4:30

Tuesday - 1:00 - 8:00

Wednesday - 8:30 - 4:30

Thursday - 8:30 - 4:30

Friday - 8:30 - 12:00

 

Please note we are not a walk in clinic but will be able to accommodate same day or next day appointments when needed for episodic illnesses and concerns. If you have any questions regarding the information on this handout please do not hesitate to call and speak to Katie or Candice. We will be happy to clarify or provide any further information. Thank you for coming in to meet us during our opening week.

 

 

For further information please visit the following websites www.algonquinfht.ca www.muskokacommunity.ca

 

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm. We appreciate your patience/ understanding as we get the clinic established and look forward to working with you to make this project a success for all.


 

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