Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service has had to shorten its hours on Wednesday morning because of doctor shortages. (Black Press file photo)

Sylvan Lake urgent care centre closed again

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Services will be temporarily closed Wednesday morning

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service will be closed again Wednesday morning.

The urgent care centre will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to physician illness.

The service will reopen at 3 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. Regular hours of operation (7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.) will resume on Thursday.

This temporary closure is necessary as the service cannot operate without a physician onsite. Efforts to secure locum physician coverage on short notice to support the morning shift have been exhausted, says Alberta Health Services.

Patients arriving at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre to receive care at the Advanced Ambulatory Care Service during the temporary closure will be redirected to other available care options as appropriate to their needs. These options include returning when the service resumes, booking an appointment with a family doctor, or calling Health Link at 811 for medical information and advice.

Patients can also access medical care for urgent health concerns from facilities in nearby communities, including Innisfail, Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer.



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