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The Southside Health & Wellness Centre provides a variety of health services to any residents or visitors to the Southside. Services are available in the Centre, and programs may also be offered in the community.

If you would like to see a specific staff member or to be seen at a specific time we recommend you call ahead to book your appointment. We do our best to accommodate drop-in visits, however it is best that you book an appointment so that we can be sure to provide you with the service you need.

For most of our services you do not need a doctor's referral. If you need a referral, the Nurse Practitioners can assist you to get the care you need.


Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm - ( Closed from 12:00 - 1:00 )

Closed Weekends and Statutory Holidays

  • Pre and post natal care (prenatal education, well baby visits)
  • Immunizations for children and adults
  • Dressing changes
  • Suture removals
  • Post hospital discharge follow up
  • Home care services
  • Women's cancer screening
  • Foot care (3 days per month)
  • Diabetes education & counseling
  • TB testing & follow up counseling
  • Well women's programs
  • Palliative care visits (home visits)
  • School programs:
    • Nutrition
    • Hand washing
    • Healthy touch
    • Puberty talks
    • STD awareness
    • Body piercing awareness
  • HIV Awareness
  • Arthritis Exercise Group (chair yoga) is specifically geared to each person's needs and level of comfort. The exercises are lead by RNs, and are designed to increase mobility and strength. Slow, Relaxed, and Gentle movements held in a quiet, private setting . . .
    • Days: Every Tuesday and Friday
    • Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    • Drop in for these sessions.

NURSE PRACTITIONER SPECIFIC SERVICES: Nurse Practitioners can serve as your Primary Health Care provider and provide services such as the following:
  • Complete physical exams
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Sutures (stitches) / suture removal
  • Skin tag removal
  • Prescription renewal
  • General health assessments
  • Episodic illnesses review
  • Prevention screening
  • Order diagnostic tests such as x-rays, CAT scans, ultrasound, and lab work
  • Diagnosis and monitoring of common illnesses
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening and follow up
  • Prenatal care
  • 1st prenatal exams
  • Pre-Treatment Physicals
  • Well women programs
  • Drivers' Medical Examinations ($75 / Seniors $50 fee)
    Only for patients who use Nurse Practitioner as their primary care provider

  • Individual, couple and family counseling for mental health & addictions
  • Treatment centre referrals
  • Critical incident stress debriefing
  • Conflict resolution and mediation services
  • Educational Information/Counseling :
    • Addictions
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Sexual, Physical and Emotional abuse
    • Grief and loss
    • Life skills
  • How To Apply To Go To A Treatment Centre:

       STEP #1 __________   

    I will talk to an alcohol and drug
    counsellor who can refer me to a
    treatment centre.
       STEP #2 __________    I will commit to seeing the alcohol
    and drug counsellor five more times.
       STEP #3 __________    I will complete the application form
    for the next available treatment centre.
       STEP #4 __________    I will go to see a doctor and ask
    them to complete the medical
    forms for the treatment centre.
    (Counsellor will provide you with the forms)
       STEP #5 __________    I acknowledge that I must be clean
    and sober for at least two weeks
    prior to going to the treatment centre.

  • Diagnosis and follow up management for complex cases
  • Referral to specialist services. Follow up post specialist visits.
  • Follow up for diagnostic testing
  • Prescription renewals

  • Group gatherings and workshops for various topics of interest
    (These events can be found in our monthly calendar that comes in the mail, and on our website under events)
  • Visiting specialists (Mary Pack Arthritis, Diabetic Telemedicine outreach)
  • Visiting Mobile Mammogram Unit (yearly visit)
  • On-site Nicotine intervention counseling (Stop Smoking)
  • Most blood work can be done here (Monday to Thursday - excluding holidays)
    PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM AN APPOINTMENT TIME. We can take the blood work into town and save you a trip to the lab.
  • Adult Audiology (hearing) Tests
  • Pharmacist counseling service (See newsletter for days/times)
  • Kindergarten Circus (height, weight, immunizations, eyes, hearing tests)
  • Dental Varnishing (for ages under five years)
  • Education & support for living with chronic diseases
  • Equipment loans (Nebulizers, crutches, walkers - call for more information)
  • Health information on a variety of topics