Primary Care Services Return to Cobden
In celebration of Community Health and Well-Being Week, we are pleased to announce that the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre – a part of Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services, is re-introducing some primary care services to the Cobden site – effective immediately. John Jordan, Executive Director of Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services celebrates this milestone. “Since 2010, Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services has been actively working towards re-establishing primary care services in Cobden. This has been a long time coming, and something we know will be well-received by the community. It has taken us many steps to get here – we have completed extensive renovations to the existing building, increased our communications infrastructure between the Beachburg and Cobden sites, and increased the number and variety of health-focused programs available at the Cobden site. The re-establishment of some primary care services in Cobden is another way for us to improve access to the community.”
Marion Graves, Director of Health Services at the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre is excited about this development. “Utilizing the resources of one Nurse Practitioner and one Registered Nurse, we will be making appointments with clients through our main reception desk located in Beachburg. Clients who are registered with Nurse Practitioner Tricia MacKay will have the opportunity to attend appointments every Monday in Cobden if preferred. Registered Nurse Margaret Cliché will offer wellness visits from the Cobden site as well as delivering programs such as chronic disease management, weight management and smoking cessation. Urgent care services will not be delivered at the Cobden site, but clients may continue to access this service at the Beachburg location”.
The Cobden site will continue to offer all of the programs and services that have been established over the past few years, including the fitness and low mobility exercise classes, social work programs, lab services and the services of the respiratory therapist. Dr. Steven Olsen will continue to provide chiropractic services at this site as he has since 2015. Other community partners, such as Shirley Hill (foot care), Heidi Hader (massage therapy) and Patrick and Diane O’Kane-McHugh (yoga), will continue offering services from the Cobden site.
Further expansion of primary care services requires financial support from the Champlain LHIN. Addressing the need for additional primary care services remains a priority for Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services. We will continue submitting funding applications, conducting data analysis and participating in advocacy efforts in order to increase primary care and health promotion programs and services in the community. As part of our commitment to accessibility in health care, we know that the community will welcome and support these efforts.
For more information about our programs and services, please contact Marion Graves, Director of Health Services at Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre at 613-582-3685.
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