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The After Hours advantage

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

You’re sick and can’t get in to see your doctor. Waiting in emergency or a walk-in clinic for hours doesn’t sound like an appealing option.

The Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network’s After Hours Clinic is an urgent care centre available to patients living in northwest Calgary and Cochrane who need to be seen within 24 hours.

You can access the clinic by phoning HealthLink at 403-943-LINK (5465), where a nurse will assess your symptoms and recommend appropriate care. Your family doctor can also refer you when they have no appointments available.

Nowel Parsons, clinic manager at After Hours, says that busy emergency rooms don’t need to see patients with strep throat or minor injuries. “That’s a service we can provide,” he says.

The After Hours Clinic is open, by appointment, weekdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and on weekends and stat holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information on the Calgary Foothills Primary Care ­Network visit www.cfpcn.ca.

—by Laura Lushington, Calgary Foothills PCN

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