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Home » Diabetes Service Directory » ACCESS Fort Garry

ACCESS Fort Garry

135 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 6E8
Phone: 204-940-7091
Fax: 204-940-7090

Service Overview

The primary care clinic at ACCESS Fort Garry offers screening, diagnosis, medical management and education to help patients manage diabetes (Prediabetes, Type 1, Type 2, pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy and gestational) and other health conditions. The health care team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, a pharmacist, a counselor, and a dietitian. If you would like to become a patient of the clinic or refer someone who is looking for a health care provider, please call Family Doctor Finder at 204-786-7111 (in Winnipeg) or toll free at 1-866-690-8260.

Group Diabetes Management Classes are open to all community members and their families. Please contact the clinic for class dates and times.

Individual Diabetes Management Counseling with a registered nurse is available to any Access Fort Garry Primary Care client with a referred from your family physician or nurse practitioner. Self-referrals are also welcome.

Get Better Together! A program for living better with ongoing health conditions will be delivered at this site. Get Better Together is a free 6-week workshop designed to help Manitobans with ongoing health conditions take control of their health. An online version is also offered several times a year. For upcoming programs at locations across Winnipeg (and the province) go to: www.getbettertogether.ca or call the central registration line at 204-632-3927.

Please see the WRHA Health Education Programs website for details of these and other classes at wrha.mb.ca/groups/health-education-programs/

Eligibility

Classes are open to all Winnipeg residents.

Individual diabetes education and management services are available for ACCESS Fort Garry clients only. If you are looking for a primary care provider, please call Family Doctor Finder at 204-786-7111. The Primary Care Connectors will be able to advise if ACCESS Fort Garry is right for you or if a referral to another clinic may be more appropriate.

Fees

None

Referral Process

  • Self‐referral
  • Referral from physician (MD), nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA)
  • Referral from other health care professional or social service agency

Diabetes Care, Education and Self-Management Support Services

  • Screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Insulin starts
  • Group Diabetes Management Classes (on topics such as healthy eating, exercise, smoking cessation, medications, complications of diabetes, and testing blood sugar)
  • Individual Diabetes Management Counseling (on topics such as healthy eating, exercise, smoking cessation, medications, complications of diabetes, and testing blood sugar)
  • Family support

Care and Education Service Providers Available

  • Physician (MD), a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Registered Nurse (Certified Diabetes Educator)
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Mental Health Counseling Services

Last updated: November 2020