Mobile Clinics to Treat Patients in Rural Communities

Mobile Clinic
The first of three mobile clinics to visit patients in the Prairie Mountain Health Region. (RJ LILLEY / CKLQ)

The province is rolling out the first of three mobile clinics to treat patients in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.

Manitoba Health Minister Erin Selby made the announcement on Thursday in Brandon.

“This clinic will give Manitoba families access to health-care services, closer to home.  It’s innovative ideas like this that strengthen our health-care system and provide better patient access for families no matter where they live,” Selby said.

The mobile clinic’s initial route includes San Clara, Binscarth, the Birdtail Sioux, Tootinaowaziibeeng and Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nations, and McAuley (RM of Archie).

A nurse practitioner, registered nurse and a primary care assistant will staff the mobile clinic to conduct regular checkups and treat minor ailments.

Two additional mobile clinics will begin providing services to families in the Southern Health-Santé Sud Region next fall and the Interlake-Eastern Health Region in the summer of 2015.

The clinics’ schedule will be available online.