The Souris walk-in clinic will be closed for the month of September due to a shortage of doctors available in the area.
A third full-time physician who was slated to start work this month in Souris has been delayed, according to a news release issued this afternoon by Health P.E.I.
That doctor is now expected to begin seeing patients in November.
Health P.E.I. says the walk-in clinic closure is temporary. It will re-open once adequate physician resources are secured.
In non-urgent situations, Islanders are encouraged to visit their family physician’s office or a walk-in clinic. However, anyone with urgent medical needs should call 9-1-1 or seek immediate medical care at the nearest hospital emergency department, such as the Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague or the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.
Ambulatory services will continue upstairs at the Souris Hospital, as scheduled. For a complete listing of walk-in clinic hours and locations, visit www.healthpei.ca/walkinclinics.