Opening of a pregnancy care center in Cranbrook
Expectant parents can enjoy greater access to comprehensive care through the new Encompass Pregnancy Care Clinic in Cranbrook.
Interior Health officials said it opened at the Cranbrook Urgent and Primary Care Center.
The clinic is supported by eight maternity doctors and a number of nurses experienced in pregnancy care.
“We are a group of local physicians working together to provide comprehensive, high-quality, standardized medical and supportive care for pregnant patients,” said Dr. Madeline Oosthuizen, Family Physician (FP) and Encompass Clinic physician. “Parents will have the opportunity to get to know each member of our team of doctors, will meet directly at each visit with our maternity nurse at the clinic, who is a wealth of information, and will be connected to other resources. community and health services specific to pre and postnatal care.
Services offered include the following:
- Pre and postnatal care
- Labor and Delivery at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital
- Accompaniment and management of miscarriages in early pregnancy
- Preconception consultation
- Contraceptive options
- Family planning
- lactation support
“We are delighted to welcome Encompass Pregnancy Care to our urgent care team. The Primary Care Network partnership between Interior Health, the Ktunaxa Nation and the East Kootenay Division of Family Medicine has expanded services to people in Cranbrook and Kimberley,” said Shannon Statham, Primary Care Manager. of Interior Health for East Kootenay. “With team-based care, patients can see the most appropriate healthcare professional to treat their needs. We are proud to welcome new parents to the centre.
New patients from Cranbrook and surrounding communities are being accepted at the Encompass Pregnancy Care Clinic.
You can call the Urgent and Primary Care Center at (250) 420-2323 to schedule an appointment.