Construction on a new QuickCare clinic near the Grace Hospital will help patients with minor ailments, while reducing wait times at local emergency rooms.
The new clinic at 3250 Portage Avenue was announced Monday, part of the province’s plan to complete eight QuickCare clinics.
Health Minister Sharon Blady says more than 150,000 patients have been seen at QuickCare clinics since they opened.
“Their focus on continuity of care and patients’ overall health needs have made our primary care system stronger and have helped ensure that patients are connected with additional resources that they need, such as the Family Doctor Finder,” Blady said.
Clinics are staffed by registered nurses and nurse practitioners who diagnose and treat minor health issues.
Construction of two more clinics, in Southdale and Seven Oaks, is also underway. The new Portage Avenue location is expected to open in early 2016.