The Town of Blackfalds will soon have a second health clinic.
The Apollo Health Centre, located in the Aspen Aurora Centre on the north end of Broadway Avenue, will open on Tuesday.
Dr. Muti Kauchali, the clinic’s founder, said that the medical care provided will be “full spectrum,” ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.
But, the clinic is still waiting for full-time doctors to join, so operating times will vary during the early months.
“To assist with recruitment and retention, we have teamed up with (the Blackfalds Health Practitioners Attraction and Retention Committee), who are diligently helping us,” Kauchali said.
“They have set up some incentives for doctors to move into Blackfalds as part of the retention plan.”
New patients can pick up and drop off registration forms at the clinic, which will be followed up by a phone meet and greet. Patients 60 years of age and older may meet in person starting next week – the clinic will then open up for patients of all ages.
Blackfalds residents have had limited options to find a local family practice, forcing many facilities to seek health care outside of town, the Town of Blackfalds said in a release Friday.
“Due to this shortfall of local quality health care, members of council, administration, and the community formed the Blackfalds Health Practitioners Attraction and Retention Committee in 2020 and took various steps to attract health organizations and practitioners by promoting Blackfalds as the ideal location to set up a practice,” the town said.