WINNIPEG — Manitoba will soon open the fifth QuickCare clinic in the province, meant to quickly treat a wide-ranging array of minor ailments.
The newest clinic at 620 Dakota Street will open Monday, January 19 at noon and cater to residents living in and around the St. Vital area.
Health Minister Sharon Blady said the clinic will have weekend and evening hours and is part of the government’s plan to ensure every Manitoba has a family doctor by the end of this year.
The clinics are staffed by registered nurses and nurse practitioners, diagnose and treat minor health issues, helping people avoid trips to an emergency room or having to wait for regular clinic hours.
The QuickCare Dakota clinic will be able to diagnose and treat non-urgent care needs such as:
* bumps, bruises or sprains;
* rashes, eczema, infected cuts or minor sores;
* sore throats, earaches, colds and flu, coughs, hay fever or nosebleeds;
* immunizations including this season’s flu vaccine;
* stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting;
* headache, back or neck pain;
* breastfeeding issues;
* sexual health-related issues including birth control;
* stress or anxiety; and
* minor medical issues in children.
The clinic’s regular hours will be weekdays from noon to 7:30 p.m. and weekdays/holidays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.