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.
Located on the Yellowhead Highway (No.16), Wynyard is a community of approximately 2,000 people. Nestled between Big Quill Lake and Little Quill Lake, and strategically located about equal distances from Regina, Saskatoon, and Yorkton, Wynyard offers many options in the areas of Tourism, Recreation, Culture, Agriculture, Industry, and Retail. Wynyard is a shining example of the Saskatchewan motto “Strength through Diversity”.