Upcoming mobile primary care clinic in Springhill
There will be a mobile primary care clinic in Springhill this weekend.
The drop-in clinic at the All Saints Springhill Hospital will be open Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The province has been using mobile clinics as a temporary service to give people experiencing mild or moderate health concerns access to care outside of an emergency department.
Care at the clinic will be provided by a doctor or nurse practitioner, who can address issues such as:
Prescription refills or renewals
Minor respiratory symptoms
Minor gastrointestinal concerns (vomiting and diarrhea)
Cough, flu, or cold symptoms
Urinary tract infections
The clinic cannot address urgent or life-threatening concerns. Officials say you will need to call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following:
New onset of weakness
Heart attack/chest pain or tightness
Unable to wake/unconscious
Sudden onset of severe headache or confusion
Seizure and/or severe head injury
Severe difficulty breathing or trouble speaking
Uncontrolled or severe bleeding
Major trauma such as loss of limb or laceration
Severe allergic reaction
There will not be access to lab or diagnostic imaging services at the mobile clinic.