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Primary care and outreach clinics

photo of an outpatient clinic

Primary care 

The MMU can be adapted for primary care or outreach programs, and is useful for multi-disciplinary teams, such as doctors, psychosocial nurses, and other experts who work together to provide care in one location. There are numerous benefits to patients when the MMU visits rural communities for primary care: 

  • Access for patients in marginalized communities 
  • Significantly reduced travel time for patients and families
  • Patients are seen within their own community and connected through their normal health care provider

Outreach clinics

The MMU program is flexible to collaborate with health authority leadership and First Nations communities as to what type of clinic the MMU can support. Potential requests can include: 

  • Sexual health
  • Dental screening  and hygiene
  • Diabetic clinic
  • Renal
  • Cardiac and stroke clinic
  • HIV screenings
  • Community health
  • Point of care testing 
  • Radiology and ultrasound capability 
  • Pulmonary function testing 
Some example primary care missions and outreach clinics: 

2012 – Interior Health Authority, pediatric and adult hemophilia clinic 
2016 – Cowichan Tribes, pediatric respiratory therapy clinic

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