REACH Urgent & Primary Care Centre
In October 2019 REACH will open our Urgent and Primary Care Centre (U&PCC) to the community. This centre expands our services to meet the health care needs of even more people who live and work in the community and will serve two purposes:
to provide care for people with non-life-threatening conditions who need to see a health-care provider within 12 to 24 hours, but do not require an emergency department.
to help attach patients to a regular primary care provider. To facilitate this, the centre will attach patients to health-care providers at REACH, and will attach patients on an interim basis while they arrange for patients to be connected to other local practices.
What is urgent care?
With the most urgent patients seen and cared for first, examples of injuries and illnesses to be treated at the new U&PCC include:
Sprains and strains
Cuts, wounds or skin conditions
Infections including chest, ear and urinary tract
New or worsening pain
Less serious child illness and injury
Care will be provided by family doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and social workers. We are currently hiring healthcare professionals and medical office assistants to join this team.