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What is a Mobile Clinic?

Manitoba’s Mobile Clinics are buses that have been specially designed to be fully functional primary care clinics.  They come complete with two exam rooms, a wheelchair lift, and the same medical equipment and technology you would find in any other clinic.

Mobile Clinics improve access to local, on the spot primary care services for people living in Manitoba’s smaller underserviced communities.

Mobile Clinics are staffed with registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed advanced education and training and have passed an approved examination.  A nurse practitioner can prescribe medications, order and manage the results of screening and diagnostic tests and perform minor surgical procedures.

What services will Mobile Clinics provide?

Mobile Clinics provide the full range of primary care services including:

  • regular check ups
  • treatment for minor ailments
  • help with managing a chronic disease or condition
  • lab services
  • health promotion and education
  • immunizations
  • referrals to other health services or specialists

Can a Mobile Clinic be my regular primary care provider?

Yes.  A Mobile Clinic can be your “home clinic”- the place where you receive most of your health care.

What communities will the Mobile Clinic visit?

The Mobile Clinic in Prairie Mountain Health region will begin serving the communities of: San Clara, Binscarth, Birdtail Sioux First Nation, Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation,  Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation, and McAuley in January 2014.

Manitoba will add two more Mobile Clinics in 2014 and 2015. One in Southern Health-Santé Sud region and the other in Interlake-Eastern Health region.

Why is Manitoba introducing Mobile Clinics?

Mobile Clinics bring reliable access to primary care to people living in some of Manitoba’s smaller underserviced communities.  Having access to a regular health care provider will help people living in these communities receive ongoing health care and support close to home.   It will also save time and transportation costs for patients, by bringing primary care services to their community.

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Contact Us at:

Primary Health Care Branch
1090-300 Carlton Street
Tel:  204-788-6732
Fax: 204-943-5305
Email:  phc@gov.mb.ca