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Seven Oaks Quickcare clinic location announced
Clinic expected to be open by fall of 2015

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QuickCare clinics in Winnipeg

My Health Teams

Winnipeg Health Region
Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A new QuickCare clinic is expected to be open by this fall in in the Seven Oaks neighbourhood.

The Manitoba government made the announcement today, noting that the new clinic at 930 Jefferson Ave. will be a welcome addition to the five existing QuickCare clinics in the province, which have seen more than 100,000 patients since opening.

“This new QuickCare clinic is another important initiative that will help thousands of families in the city's northwest corner access the health care they need when they need it,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “Our government is proud to add this innovative primary care option to fit the health-care needs of Seven Oaks residents, right where they live.”

QuickCare Clinics offer timely care for minor ailments and routine health needs such as a cold or flu, minor infections or stomach pain, the premier noted.

QuickCare clinics are designed to meet the unexpected health-care needs of Manitobans during times when most other clinics are closed. They are staffed by registered nurses and nurse practitioners who diagnose and treat minor health issues, helping people avoid unnecessary trips to an emergency room or having to wait for regular clinic hours. Each QuickCare clinic, including Seven Oaks, will also be part of a My Health Team.

“With weekend and evening hours, and their community location, QuickCare clinics are convenient for families when their regular health-care provider may not be available or when a visit to the emergency room is not required,” said Health Minister Sharon Blady.

“Nurse practitioners and registered nurses are important members of the health-care team who can improve access to primary care services for clients visiting QuickCare clinics,” said Frankie Scribe, manager of QuickCare clinics with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. “QuickCare clinics have proven to be a very good alternative the public can use to our busy emergency departments for minor illnesses and injuries. It all amounts to our clients receiving the right care in the right place when they need it most.”

The Manitoba government has already opened five nurse practitioner-led QuickCare clinics and three more are in development and expected to serve communities before the end of 2015, said Blady.

The premier said that while most patients using this new clinic will likely live or work in the Seven Oaks community, anyone can visit a QuickCare clinic. 

Blady noted these clinics do not replace regular visits with a patient's usual health-care provider. They work jointly with local physicians and clinics, as part of a My Health Team, to build strong and coordinated care options for families.

Source: Province of Manitoba

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