Tag: options

Don’t have a family doctor in B.C.? Here are your options

From ERs to UPCCs and 811, here’s where else you can get care in B.C. if you don’t have a family doctor.

Article content

Nearly one million people in B.C. don’t have a family doctor — roughly one in five.

Health experts say having a primary care provider is better as they can get to know you and your medical history, monitor changes in your health through the years and provide continuity of care.

Article content

The B.C. College of Family Physicians suggest ways to look for family doctors, including:

Advertisement 2

Options for accessing health care during holiday season

Article content

Dr. Somaiah Ahmed, chief and medical director of the emergency department at the Brant Community Healthcare System (Brantford General Hospital and Willett Hospital, Paris) has an important message for everyone this holiday season.

Advertisement 2

Article content

“If you are not feeling well, and your condition is not improving at home, please do not delay in seeking the most appropriate care. Do not allow fear of long waits to prevent you from accessing care.”

Article content

Ahmed said unfortunately, emergency department and urgent care centre physicians and staff often see the disadvantage when people wait too long before finally seeking care. “Health services can be very busy during Christmas and New Year’s so we understand why people can be hesitant. However, sometimes we let our guard down. So, I repeat, if your condition is not improving at home, please do not delay in getting the most appropriate care,” she said.

When deciding on the most appropriate care there are many choices. Dr. Scott Elliott, a family physician, said, “If you

The Fashion Collective opens with apparel options in City Park

“We wanted to have a place that’s more seriously focused on the entrepreneurial side of Saskatchewan fashion and helping small designers get established in a community situation.”

Article content

Businesses and non-profit organizations regularly open and move in Saskatoon. Today the StarPhoenix talks to Oriol Swaan and Sherri Hrycay, who recently formed the Fashion Collective with fellow Saskatonian Tara Akins and Rea Harbus of Regina.

Their store features a selection of each of their products including a wide variety of clothing, hats, dancewear and other comfortable apparel. The Fashion Collective is centrally located in Saskatoon’s City Park neighbourhood at Sherri’s Sova Design Millinery.

Advertisement 2

Back To Top