Due to gaps in physician coverage, the Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service (SLAACS) will be temporarily closed from 2 p.m. today (March 7) until 1 p.m. Friday (March 8).  

Normal business hours will resume on Friday. 

SLAACS will also be closed March 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and March 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Patients arriving at the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre to receive care from SLAACS during a closure will be redirected to other available care options as appropriate to their needs. 

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

Appointments scheduled with other services at the health centre, including Public Health or laboratory, are not impacted by the temporary closure. 

SLAACS offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent but non-life-threatening conditions, including minor cuts or burns, muscle and joint strains, bone fractures, and fever in young children. 

SLAACS is not for life-threatening emergencies such as heart attack, signs or symptoms of stroke, head trauma, or seizures. Patients requiring emergency medical care should call 911. 

AHS and local medical staff recognize that temporary closures are concerning to the community and continue to collaborate to secure additional supports for SLAACS in order to maintain regular service hours while providing adequate time for physicians to meet their professional obligations. 

Additional physicians are expected to be arriving early this year to support SLAACS and community-based services. 



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