QuickCare clinic to open in St. Vital
Winnipeg Health Region
Published Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Residents of St. Vital will soon be able to take advantage of a new QuickCare clinic in their neighborhood, Health Minister Erin Selby announced this morning.
The new facility will be located at 620 Dakota Street and is expected to be open by the end of the year. It will be the third QuickCare clinic to open in the city since 2012. There are also two outside Winnipeg in Steinbach and Selkirk.
Led by nurse practitioners, QuickCare clinics are designed to offer same-day care for routine health needs such as a cold or flu, minor infections, stomach pain, stress or anxiety at times when other clinics may be closed. An estimated 64,000 people have visited a QuickCare clinic over the last two years. These clinics are open in the evening and weekends.
Réal Cloutier, Chief Operating Officer for the Winnipeg Health Region, said the clinics have enhanced access to care for local residents.
“We’re excited about the collaborative efforts that everyone has put forward to make these innovative clinics a reality. It all amounts to our clients receiving the right care in the right place when they need it most.”