Agassiz Community Health Centre. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Agassiz Community Health Centre expands walk-in hours

The clinic is now open for walk-in appointments Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

The Agassiz Community Health Centre is now offering an additional day of walk-ins for local residents in need of medical help.

In January of this year, the health centre began offering walk-in appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Now, the centre is also offering walk-in appointments on Mondays as well, also running between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

RELATED: Agassiz Community Health Centre to offer walk-in appointments

A lack of health services has been a key issue in Agassiz and Harrison for some time, with the temporary diversion of the Chilliwack maternity unit prompting discussions about hospital needs in the area and Harrison council considering whether they should help fund a clinic in the village.

RELATED: Chilliwack maternity diversion a ‘disservice,’ Kent council says

The Agassiz Health Centre has been working to solve some of those issues by bringing more doctors to the local health centre, located on Cheam Avenue.

In 2018, the Agassiz Community Health Centre welcomed Dr. Rachel Collins and Dr. Ercument Bedir, while Dr. Nikki Cohen joined the practice in March.

RELATED: Agassiz Community Health Centre welcomes its newest doctor

At this point, the new doctors are only accepting patients from the Agassiz, Harrison, Popkum and Rosedale areas. If not enough local patients sign up for those family doctors, registration will open to people from other areas in the Fraser Valley.

Residents interested in having Collins, Bedir or Cohen as a family doctor can visit the Agassiz Community Health Centre or sign up online through the Patient Attachement Mechanism (PAM) service.



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