Newly renovated space makes Bluewater Medical Clinic a reality

Ribbon cutting celebrates opening of Rapids Family Health Team Access to Care Centre

Pictured at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Rapids Family Health Team's Access to Care Centre are, from left, Lynn Laidler, executive director; MP Marilyn Gladu; MPP Bob Bailey, Wayne Carpani, board chair; Ken Maaten of Maaten Construction; Dr. John O'Mahony of Bluewater Medical Centre; and Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley.

A greatly expanded suite of services at the newly renovated medical building at 481 London Road in Sarnia is receiving kudos in the community for its ability to reduce the burden on the emergency department at Bluewater Health.

So says Lynn Laidler, executive director of the Rapids Family Health Team, which on Wednesday hosted a ribbon cutting/grand opening of its Access to Care Centre as part of the Bluewater Medical Clinic.

Services such as medical imaging, Bluewater Pharmacy, LifeLabs, medical supplies, cardiology, cannabinoid medicine, and OB-GYN services are now available at the facility, which is home to some 20 family doctors and nurse practitioners.

“We believe we have greatly improved the healthcare access and quality of care to residents of Lambton County,” said Laidler.

Patients who are experiencing conditions such as ear infections, urinary tract infections, and stomach conditions can be seen by a nurse practitioner between 8;30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The Sarnia Physicians Group operates its After Hours Clinic between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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