A new community clinic has opened it’s doors in Regina.
The Gardens Community Health Centre and Seniors House Call Team is receiving $4.3 million from the 2018-19 budget and another $3 million annually starting in 2019-2020.
The province’s Health Minister Jim Reiter believes the clinic is a step forward for health care.
“What it is it’s a team approach,” he said. “It’s not your typical clinic, where it’s doctors and to get other services, seniors or anybody else would have to go elsewhere.”
A range of different medical professionals are employed at the centre, which provides seniors with a greater suite of services through a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to care. Some of those working there include physicians, paramedics, therapists, a pharmacist and nutritionist.
“In a family medicine practice, we’re all experts in many different fields, but not a specialist in any specific field,” said Dr. Winston Lok, one of the health care provider team leaders .”Having the team to support us with some of the things that we need help with is so important.”