A new mobile clinic will be set in motion on Monday on the territory of the CISS de la Montérégie-Centre to meet the minor health needs of people over 65 and over without a family doctor.
The motorhome, launched in collaboration with Ambules Demers and the Haut-Richelieu-Rouville Health Foundation, is equipped with medical equipment with two consultation rooms, a wheelchair lift and an outdoor waiting area.
The clinic will mobilize a team made up of home support nurses and paramedics, while a doctor on call will provide remote support if necessary.
The motorhome will travel through the municipalities of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Carignan, Chambly, Lacolle and Saint-Césaire, during the week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but consultations will only be available by appointment, via the portal Click Health.
The motorhome initiative complements the first line access window (GAP), a service for people without a family doctor and registered on the access window waiting list.
"The services offered in the new Mobile Clinic [...] allow us to do prevention with certain clienteles whose state of health is more at risk," said Richard Deschamps, President and CEO, CISSS of Montérégie-Centre.
"This mobile clinic project is one more opportunity to demonstrate that the expertise of our paramedic teams can really help provide local care," said Stéphane Demers, CEO of Ambulances Demers.
“The mobile clinic is for us a very good example of health innovation when it comes to proximity to care. We are proud to support the project, with the support of our precious donors,” added Douglas W. Clarke, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fondation Santé.