Group Health Expanding Same Day Services

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In a continual effort to better serve their patients, the Group Health Centre will be restructuring and expanding their same-day services.

Beginning Monday, September 8, 2014, all same-day services – including those previously accessed through the walk-in clinic – will be provided by booked appointment.

This will allow:

  • Increased and growing capacity to see patients on the same day they call, with more appointment slots available.
  • More predictable service – allowing patients to plan their day around their appointment.
  • Shorter waits for patients once they arrive at the Group Health Centre.

Patients of the Group Health Centre can book same-day appointments by calling 705-759-1234 starting at 8 a.m. each morning.

Major improvements to the Group Health Centre’s telephone system in recent months should help ensure all callers receive prompt phone service.

Same-day appointments will be available from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please note: While same-day services are designed to serve patients whose problems cannot wait until the next day, you are urged to please seek care at nearest hospital if you are experiencing:

  • chest pain or acute cardiac issues
  • shortness of breath
  • acute/severe abdominal pain

The Group Health Centre was established in 1963, and currently serves over 71,000 Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District residents.