On their Facebook page on Sept. 23, Tudor and Cashel Township announced that their medical clinic would be reopening on Oct. 5, with modifications in place due to COVID-19. Mayor Libby Clarke says that the community is very excited for the clinic’s return. The clinic is operated by the Central Hastings Family Health Team and will be open Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will be accepting appointments from rostered patients of the CHFHT only; no walk-ins will be accepted due to COVID-19 screening requirements.
The medical clinic in Gilmour that is reopening on Oct. 5 is operated by the CHFHT, and includes doctors, nurses, a variety of health professionals and administrative staff. They provide their patients with the health care they need as close to home as possible, and serve the Municipality of Centre Hastings, the Township of Madoc, the Municipality of Marmora and Lake and the Tudor and Cashel Township. Their main clinics are in Madoc and Marmora, with a satellite clinic in Gilmour, in Tudor and Cashel.
Clarke says that the community is very excited about the reopening of the clinic.
“It is my understanding that residents will need to be aware that even though before the pandemic this was a walk-in clinic, changes had to be made to adjust to the protocols needing to be made in light of COVID-19. Appointments must be made and are only for rostered patients of the CHFHT so at this time the clinic is not walk-in. However, it there is a resident who does not have a family doctor, I understand they may be provided with an appointment as well,” she says. “We are also excited to welcome back our NP Susan Blakely to Gilmour. It’s been a long time!”
Michael Riley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Bancroft Times