To better serve your needs we have developed a list of frequently asked questions. If you have a general question for the Community Clinic, kindly review these questions and answers to help reduce the volume of calls to our switchboard.
Q: Is the Saskatoon Community Clinic accepting new patients?
Saskatoon Community Clinic – Downtown (455 2nd Avenue N)
Our continuing care physician practices are currently closed. New patients are only being accepted for prenatal and obstetrical services by Clinic doctors with availability who are listed at https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/patients/Documents/Doctors-Taking-Patients/DoctorsTakingPatients.pdf or www.saskatchewanhealthauthority.ca.
Saskatoon Community Clinic – Westside (1528 20th Street W)
Westside Clinic programs and services are targeted to residents of the neighborhoods adjacent to the Clinic. For more information please phone 306.664.4310.
Updates to the above information will be provided when there are changes. Please check on a regular basis.
Q: Will the Clinic pharmacy fill my prescriptions if I am not a patient of the Clinic?
Yes! The Saskatoon Community Clinic Pharmacy, located at the Downtown Clinic, will fill your prescriptions. You do not have to be a patient of the Community Clinic to use our Pharmacy and new customers are always welcome. Phone 306.664.4277.
Q: Do you have drop-in appointments?
The Downtown Clinic does not have drop-in appointments from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, drop-in appointments, for patients of a Saskatoon Community Clinic physician or nurse practitioner, are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..
At the Westside Clinic, services are by appointment with scheduled same day appointments available by phoning the reception desk or dropping in to arrange a same day appointment.
Q: Do I need to buy a membership in order to use the Clinic’s services?
Membership in our health care co-operative is optional and not required for those who use our medical services. However there are many good reasons to become a member including receiving information about programs, services and decisions of our Board of Directors.
For more information contact Member Relations at 306.652.0300.
Q: What are the benefits of becoming a member of the Saskatoon Community Clinic?
By becoming a member of the Community Health Services (Saskatoon) Association Ltd., the co-operative that operates the Saskatoon Community Clinic you:
- Become part of a collective voice on health issues with other members; the more members we have the stronger we become;
- Receive Focus, a free quarterly newsletter, and regular e-newsletters, featuring healthy lifestyle and disease prevention articles and information about current events and programs at the Saskatoon Community Clinic;
- Have opportunities for leadership and personal development such as participating on the Board, committees or as a volunteer;
- Support an organization that speaks out and acts on social and economic issues that affect the health of all people in the community including some of the most vulnerable such as seniors and low income people;
- Have a voice in the operations and programs and services provided by the Clinic;
- Receive some financial benefits on services that are not publically covered.
To become a member, complete the membership form. Not only will your membership give you these benefits, it also affirms your belief in the Clinic’s vision of healthy individuals in a healthy community!
Q: Will the Saskatoon Community Clinic promote my event, program or research project?
The Saskatoon Community Clinic is able to display posters for non-profit community based organizations and researchers if the posters are in keeping with our mission and values. If you have a poster that you would like displayed please drop off three copies at our main reception desk at 455 2nd Avenue North attention Member Relations.
Q: How do I notify the clinic in the event of an address or name change?
Please complete the patient or member feedback form or, contact a Clinic receptionist at 306.652.0300. We will contact you if further information is required.
Q: Who should I direct specific medical questions to? Can I make or cancel an appointment by e-mail?
Medical questions should be not be sent by e-mail. In addition, appointments cannot be made or cancelled by e-mail. Please contact our receptionists at 306.652.0300 for assistance.
Q: How can I go about providing feedback on my experience with the clinic?
Please phone the Member Relations Department at 306.664.4243, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write us at Saskatoon Community Clinic, 455 2nd Avenue North, Saskatoon , SK. S7K 2C2
Q: Are there any volunteer opportunities available?
Leadership and personal development opportunities such as participating on the Board, committees or volunteer activities are available at our co-operative. Please visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of this website and contact the employee identified in the area that you are interested in participating.
Q: How do I make a donation to the Clinic Foundation?
Please visit the How To Donate section of our website to make a donation. Money raised by the Saskatoon Community Clinic Foundation supports new programming, purchases equipment, provides specialized therapy, research and resources that improve the quality of health care for members and the community. Receipts are issued for income tax purposes. Donations can be made in person at our reception desk, by mail or on-line at CanadaHelps.
Q: Do you provide practicum and/or other learning opportunities for students?
The Saskatoon Community Clinic offers practicum experiences for post-secondary students studying in a field for which we offer services or programs (for example, physicians, counselling, physical therapy). The type of practicum experience varies depending on the discipline. If you are seeking a practicum placement please contact the Department Director listed on our website or message us using the contact us function on this website. Your message will be forwarded to the Director responsible for your discipline for a response.
Q: I’m conducting some health research and would like to discuss the possibility of engaging your organization in the research. Who do I contact?
All research that involves the Saskatoon Community Clinic and its patients, staff or members must be approved in advance. We have a research policy that defines conditions for approval and steps researchers must take to gain approval. Please contact us at email@example.com for your request which will then be forwarded to the appropriate department.