In response to recent discussions re available health services to lake residents, I have documented the present situation at the three health providers in the area. They are the North Kawartha Health Center in Apsley, the Morton Community Healthcare Centre in Lakefield, the good doctors walk-in clinic in Havelock and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in Peterborough.
North Kawartha Health Center (NKHC) This center, is focused on family and community health * coordinates patient care in order to assess and treat injuries or illness * team includes family doctor and nurse practitioner * access to nurses, mental health clinicians, dietitians, and pharmacists through the family health team. You must call to see if you can get an appointment. www.centraleasthealthline.ca/displayservice.aspx?id=153869
Morton Community Healthcare Centre (MCHC) There are three components to the care available at the centre: Permanent Primary Health Care provided by a team of family doctors who are part of the Chemong Family Health Organization; An Episodic Care Clinic for seasonal residents, and those without a family doctor, staffed by a Nurse Practitioner. The clinic is sponsored by the Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT); Allied Professional Healthcare Specialists: Members of the community can receive services at the Lakefield Physiotherapy and Foot Health Clinic.
Health Clinic Details This is not a walk-in clinic All patients must make an appointment by calling the office at 705-651-4866 If you are a seasonal resident, cottager or visitor and have a family doctor, you must contact your doctor for a virtual or telephone-based appointment. If you have a doctor, you must contact them or their covering health care provider for care. For emergency care or urgent care, please call 911 or present to your nearest emergency department. You need to be registered with Health Care Connect by calling 1-800-445-1822 Note: The clinic does not ‘roster’ patients i.e. people do not become ongoing patients of the clinic. Masks/face coverings are mandatory in this medical setting. What the Health Clinic Offers Problem based non-emergency, non-urgent care, e.g. an ear infection. poison ivy, urine infection, sinus infection , routine screening tests What the Health Clinic Does Not Offer The clinic does not: provide ongoing care or care for chronic health conditions do suturing of lacerations, remove fish hooks, set bones, or do any other minor surgical procedures complete forms e.g. insurance, driver’s license medicals, disability forms do allergy or other injections, at the discretion of the NP provide narcotic or controlled drug prescriptions or renewals Coming to an Appointment Arrive 10 minutes early to fill out necessary paperwork Bring your health card to every appointment and full medication list Current telephone hours Clinic telephone hours are 08:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. daily. You are unable to leave messages, please call again. Regular Hours of Operation Monday – 08:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 08:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday – 08:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday – closed Sunday – closed www.mchclakefield.ca/