Pregnancy Care Clinic opens at Cranbrook Urgent and Primary Care Center – Kimberley Daily Bulletin
Comprehensive pregnancy care services and supports are now available through the Encompass Pregnancy Care Clinic at the Urgent and Primary Care Center in Cranbrook.
The new clinic, which opened in March, is supported by eight Cranbrook-based maternity doctors and staffed by a nurse experienced in pregnancy care.
Encompass Pregnancy Care was created to be a non-judgmental, inclusive and culturally safe space where all patients feel heard, comfortable and supported, according to Interior Health.
“We are a group of local physicians working together to provide comprehensive, high-quality, standardized medical care and support for pregnant patients,” said Dr. Madeline Oosthuizen, family physician 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.
The Encompass Pregnancy Clinic is part of the East Kootenay Primary Care Network, a network of team-based care providers in the region. Patients attending the clinic may have one-stop access to a number of care options, including mental wellness clinicians, physiotherapists, social workers and more.
Encompass pregnancy care services include:
• Pre and postnatal care
• Labor and delivery at East Kootenay Regional Hospital
• Support and management of early pregnancy loss
• Preconception advice
• Birth control options
• Family planning
• Lactation support
Encompass Pregnancy Care Clinic is accepting new patients from Cranbrook and surrounding communities. If anyone wants pregnancy care, call the Urgent and Primary Care Center to schedule an appointment at (250) 420-2323.
The Cranbrook Urgent and Primary Care Center – located at the Baker Street Professional Center at 1311 2nd St. – opened its doors last December, through a partnership between the Department of Health, Homeland Health, the Division of East Kootenay Family Medicine, the Ktunaxa Nation and the Kootenay District Council of the Eastern Regional Hospital.
UPCC supports patients with non-life-threatening conditions who need to see a medical professional, but do not need to go to the emergency room.