Access to healthcare services is expanding with the opening of the new Luther Court Community Health Centre on Cedar Hill Cross Road announced Saturday (March 12).
Development is underway and the purpose-built clinical space is expected to open in June 2022 at 1525 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. The site will be running at full capacity by 2024-25.
The team is set to expand as well, with the addition of one physician and three nurse practitioners who will begin accepting patients and offering virtual appointments in mid-March. The expansion will also add more registered nurses, a dietitian, mental health experts, and other health providers to the team.
“The emphasis of this clinic will be on seniors and people living with mental health and substance-use issues because there is a prime need for that,” said Murray Rankin, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head in an interview with Black Press Media. “There will also be family physicians – we’re talking about a comprehensive community health centre that serves the whole population.”
Patients needing in-person care will be able to receive services at a temporary space offsite until its opening.
Once the centre opens in its main location, an addition of approximately nine healthcare providers will be recruited to provide healthcare services.
“I think that this particular centre is going to make a real difference to the folks in this area,” said Rankin.
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