Town of Wynyard

Wynyard & District Community Health Centre

May 28, 2012

Telephone : 306-554-3363
Address : 210 Avenue B East

The Centre has involved constructing a facility and recruiting a practice. The Community Health Services Association (Wynyard & District) had its first membership meeting in 1962. 990 people supplied capital totalling $32,900.00 to begin the building project. Almost 80% of the labour was voluntary. Since 1981 the Centre has housed salaried physicians in Family Practice Medicine, with emphasis on patient education and prevention. Support staff includes a nurse, who offers blood pressure and foot care clinics, does ear syringing, desensitization shots, and other services as directed by the doctors. Minor procedures can be performed in-house. We provide space to the Public Health nurse, an optometrist, and two Lioness programs, the "Buckle Up Baby" seat program and the "Eye Glass Collection" program. Rural Canada has experienced difficulties recruiting, and retaining doctors. Wynyard is no exception. In the Spring of 1997, the Province invited the Clinic to join others in planning a Primary Care Pilot Project. This may be a window of opportunity for the community.

Last modified: May 28, 2012