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A new super-clinic
to open in Westmount

The Government of Quebec announces the establishment of the Westmount Square Health Group super-clinic

Westmount, March 6, 2018

To improve and consolidate the accessibility of front-line services for the people of Montreal, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Mr. Gaétan Barrette, announced today that the Westmount Square Health Group super-clinic will offer its services to the population starting April 1, 2018. This is the eleventh super-clinic announced in the Montreal area, and the twenty-eighth in Quebec.

The super-clinic will provide 84 hours of service per week, or 12 hours each day, including weekends, from 8 am to 8 pm. Sampling services provided by the Integrated Health and Social Services Centre of West-Central Montreal (CIUSSS) will be offered for the moment near the super-clinic, and will be available on the premises of the super-clinic in July 2018. Imaging services will also be offered on site.

Starting April 1, 2018, the super-clinic will provide 84 hours of service per week, or 12 hours each day, including weekends, from 8 am to 8 pm.

“The opening of this super-clinic demonstrates our desire to improve access to front-line services in a concrete and sustainable way, offering the population an option other than heading to the emergency room. This will also help to better intervene and prevent many health disorders, and thereby contribute to the quality of life of patients. I salute the engagement of the Westmount Square Health Group and the fact that they have opted for this innovative model, adapting to the current needs of the users of the network.”
– Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services

“The establishment of this eleventh super-clinic in the city reflects the government’s efforts to modernize the health network and improve the accessibility of services. These are concrete actions taken to improve the quality of life of Montrealers and to meet their growing needs.”
– Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Safety and Minister responsible for the Montreal region

Highlights

Since the announcement of the first super-clinic a little over a year ago, 28 super-clinics have been established in Quebec to meet the needs of the population.

A super-clinic must meet a certain criteria, including the following:

• offer a minimum of 20,000 consultations per year to patients who are not enrolled with a Family Medicine Group physician;

• allow the patient to have access to a medical consultation the same day of their visit, or the next day by telephoning three hours before closing;

• offer local medical imaging and sampling services;

• use a certified electronic medical record;

• and to commit to meeting the needs of the population in the event of an increase in the demand for services, for example, during the period of influenza activity.

This super-clinic is also committed to using the Rendez-vous santé Québec online appointment system when it is established in the region.

For more details on the super-clinic visit msss.gouv.qc.ca/presse





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