The Cartwright Community Clinic provides Primary Health Care to the residents of the communities of Cartwright and Paradise River. It has clinical exam rooms, a patient waiting area, an emergency room, basic equipment, and stocks a supply of essential medications. The care is provided by Registered Nurses who have an expanded scope of practice and consult with a physician at the closest referral centre as required. The clinic offers some point of care testing ( i.e. pregnancy tests, blood glucose monitoring) and has staff who are trained to conduct basic laboratory tests on patients and send the specimens out for testing at a central laboratory. The community receives regular physician visits to augment the care provided by the staff in the facility and has video conferencing equipment that can be utilized to consult with physicians at a tertiary site for follow up or emergency care.
The clinic is open during regular working hours for routine appointments and has a Registered Nurse on call for after hour emergencies.
The clinic is staffed by two Regional Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse, personal care attendant and a maintenance repair worker.
Hours of Operation
(closed Thursday afternoons for administration; emergency services available).