Yukoners go to emergency room for basic care, after territory’s last walk-in clinic closes

yukoners go to emergency room for basic care after territorys last walk in clinic closes

Sumary of Yukoners go to emergency room for basic care, after territory’s last walk-in clinic closes:

  • For 23 years, Marianne Blythe didn’t worry about getting medical care when she needed it.
  • She was a regular patient of the River Valley Medical walk-in clinic in Whitehorse and never had trouble getting an appointment.
  • But when the doctor she was seeing recently left town, the clinic stopped taking walk-in patients.
  • It was the only remaining walk-in medical clinic in the territory.
  • ” Blythe wants to see more action from the territorial government — including a new walk-in clinic sooner than later — and more incentives for students in the territory to become doctors.
  • She said she has spent about five hours in the emergency room on two recent occasions, just to get a doctor’s signature for regular blood work needed for her chronic condition.
  • The River Valley Medical Clinic in Whitehorse stopped taking walk-in patients in August.
  • (Danielle d’Entremont/CBC) The lack of a walk-in clinic comes as Yukon’s hospital system is under strain.

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