The Prairie North Regional Health Authority has announced a new walk-in clinic in North Battleford.
The health authority has bought the Twin City Medical Clinic at 1102 103 Street from private owners, and will open its doors to walk-in patients on Monday, November 9. Two new doctors, Dr. Phillips Eraga, and Dr. Afolabi Olayinka will be accepting walk-ins from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The organization also says that their hours will be expanded once they have more physicians.
Dr. Eraga and Dr. Olayinka say they will also be accepting patients and establishing their own caseloads.
“The walk-in service will be available to everyone,” said Vikki Smart, Vice President of Primary Health Services with PNHR. “We anticipate it will reduce patient waits and take some of the pressure off the BUH Emergency Department which currently sees about 30,000 patients annually. Data shows that about half these patients could get their care needs met by a family physician in a clinic setting.”
Anyone wishing to contact the clinic can call (306) 446-8440, beginning Monday, November 9.