Urgent care centre in Brampton to re-open prior to December holidays

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Published October 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm

There is a timeline for the re-opening of the urgent care centre in Brampton.

On Wednesday night (Oct. 19), Dr. Naveed Mohammad, who is the president and chief executive officer of William Osler Health System, said the urgent care centre at 20 Lynch St. will reopen on Dec. 6. Initially, the clinic will be open from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; it is part of the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness

Come January, the clinic will return to its regular hours of 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Dr. Mohammad said.

“By opening before the Christmas holidays, we will be able to handle the rush that we often see in December,” Mohammad stated a Brampton Strategic Communications teletown hall.

The longer-term goal for the urgent care centre is to expand to 24-hour care, Mohammad added. He said that will “pave the way for a second emergency department” in the city, in addition to the one at the Brampton Civic Hospital.

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many urgent care centres were repurposed as mass vaccination clinics.

Doctors and nurses at urgent treat and assess non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses that cannot wait for a family doctor, but do not necessarily require a trip to a hospital emergency. Those include:

  • Sprains, strains or broken bones
  • Skin rashes
  • Minor burns
  • Cuts that might need stitches
  • Earaches, eye injuries
  • Fevers, coughs and colds
  • Minor infections
  • Nose and throat complaints

On-site diagnostics at the PMC urgent care centre include X-rays, CT scan and certain laboratory services.

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