Story Posted: 2023-01-11
Health Bus Awareness
Most of us will have seen by now the SHA Health Bus is parked out front of St. Paul’s on a regular basis. They offer a large number of services including offering help to people experiencing:
- Muscle aches and pains;
- Ear infections, sore throats, coughs;
- Wound care;
- Medications and prescriptions;
- Birth control and pregnancy testing;
- STI testing and treatment.
The bus is open from 1:00 4:30 PM when it is on site. There is no charge for services and no appointment is necessary.
The vision of the Health Bus is to provide a mobile Primary Health Centre that creates health equity and closes the disparity gap for people who are geographically, socially, economically and/or culturally isolated. The Nurse Practitioner and Paramedic on the Health Bus may be able to help with routine medical care, instead of going to the Emergency Department.