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BridgeCare – Access to Primary Care for those who do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner in Chatham-Kent

BridgeCare is a new option for primary care for those who do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner in Chatham-Kent.

Eligibility to attend: Must NOT have a primary care family doctor (general practitioner) or nurse practitioner

BridgeCare Logo & Tagline May 28 2024

Types of Health Care Services Available:

  1. Primary Care Weekend Clinic (located at 20 Emma St., Chatham) – 2nd Floor
  2. MobileCare Clinic on Wheels (various locations across Chatham-Kent, see calendar below)

Go to BridgeCare Services for these Types of Medical Concerns

These services are for primary care services, not specialists. These services are for minor and moderate ailments, illnesses and concerns. Some examples of why you would access these services include:

Access to a Family Physician for comprehensive needs including (but not limited to):

  • Ear, throat, or stomach pain, urinary tract infections, rashes
  • Minor joint injuries, sprains and strains
  • Chronic condition management and medication refills (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, COPD, asthma)
  • Cancer screenings (i.e. Pap tests for cervical cancer, colorectal cancer screening, mammograms)
  • Preventive and general health assessments including blood work and imaging as appropriate

– No controlled substances will be prescribed or renewed at the BridgeCare clinic. 
– Please come with your valid health card. 
– Bring your medications with you. 
*Patients attending this clinic will not be rostered to a family doctor. This is to access a Family Doctor visit, but not to become a permanent patient of the Family Doctor.*
This is not emergency care or urgent care. If you are in need of emergency services, please go to the nearest hospital or call 911.

Primary Care Weekend Clinic
No appointments are needed. This is a walk-in service for primary care needs. Patients will be seen by a physician. There are a limited number of patients that can be served each day.

Hours of Operation:

Saturdays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sundays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location of the Primary Care Weekend Clinic:

20 Emma St. Chatham, 2nd Floor

20 Emma St Chatham

Parking is available outside the building or on Emma St. with parking meters.

Residents are also encouraged to access primary care services from the MobileCare Clinic on Wheels.

MobileCare Clinic on Wheels

MobileCare is a clinic on wheels that travels to participating communities and locations to increase access to mental health and addictions care, as well as primary care. The goals of MobileCare are to:

  • Provide early intervention care in a culturally competent and safe manner
  • Offer a variety of services together under one roof, close to home
  • Reduce the need for clients to travel to access healthcare services
MobileCare Clinic On Wheels - Bus Pic

Helps to ensure individuals receive the care and support they need when and where they need it. MobileCare is a free walk-in service for all.

MobileCare is staffed with a Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker and Community Paramedic. These hours will be extended Monday-Friday 9am – 3:30pm.

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Looking for a family health care provider? Contact Health Care Connect which is a program launched by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to help Ontarians without a family health care provider find one. Call 1-800-445-1822 or register online.

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