The Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service (SLAACS) will be closed from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, due to lack of physician coverage.  

The service will resume normal operation on Tuesday, December 6 from 7:30 a.m. and run until 10 p.m.  

This temporary closure is necessary as the service cannot operate without a physician onsite. Options to secure alternative coverage have been exhausted, and reducing hours is a last resort.   

Patients arriving at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre to receive care at the Advanced Ambulatory Care Service during the temporary closure will be redirected to other available care options as appropriate to their needs. These options include returning when the service resumes, booking an appointment with a family doctor, or calling Health Link at 811 for medical information and advice.  

Patients can also access medical care for urgent health concerns from facilities in nearby communities, including Innisfail, Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer. Patients requiring emergency medical care should call 911.