Waskaganish CMC suspends walk-in clinic until further notice
Due to a shortage of nursing staff, the walk-in clinic is suspended until further notice. Only appointments and urgent health issues will be attended to during normal working hours (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).
For on-call calls, call the Waskaganish Clinic. The call will be transferred to a nurse from outside Waskaganish.
A call is then made to our local on-call nurse only when the patient is required to be seen. The local nurse on-call is not at the clinic. They only go to the clinic when necessary when they are on-shift.
The CMC normally operates with 17 nurses; we our currently operating with seven (7) nurses in the last few weeks.
- For any life-threatening emergencies (difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, chest pain, seizures, trauma), please phone the nurse on call during on call hours or inform the medical secretary of the urgency of your call so that she may direct your call to a nurse during regular hours.
- Walk-ins are suspended. During working hours, please call the medical secretary with your name/phone number and the reason you are requesting to be seen - a nurse will phone you back.
- If you have a cold or a stomach flu, please phone the pharmacy during regular hours, they will be happy to serve you.
Nurses work from Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Calls after hours are for emergency situations only.
For any non-urgent matters, please phone the clinic during opening hours so that the nurse on call can rest after his/her shift and that s/he will be able to operate the following work day.
Nurses are here to take care of our patients, please take care of us so that we can continue doing the work we do. We appreciate your understanding.
We kindly ask you to be more patient with the wait times and understand that our medical team is working hard to provide the best care to each and every one of their patients.