(Advocate file photo)

(Advocate file photo)

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service to be closed temporarily on June 29

The service will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 29 due to a gap in physician coverage

The Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service (SLAAC) will be closed on June 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to a gap in physician coverage.

The closure of the service is a temporary measure as the service can’t operate without a physician onsite.

Patients arriving at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre to receive care with the SLAAC will be redirected to other available options depending on the individual’s needs.

Options include returning when service resumes, booking an appointment with a family doctor or calling Health Link at 8-1-1 for medical information and advice. Individuals will also have access to medical care for urgent health concerns from facilities in Innisfail, Lacombe, Rimbey, Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House.

The SLAAC offers diagnosis and treatment for urgent but non-life-threatening conditions such as minor cuts or burns, muscle and joint strains, bone fractures and fever in young children.

If emergency medical care is required people should call 9-1-1.

Normal business hours for the service are expected to resume starting at 3 p.m. on June 29.



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