Saskatchewan Health Authority is pleased to announce that there is now a toll free option for booking public health appointments in Yorkton and surrounding area.
“The new number allows us to centralize the booking processes and open up more time for community public health nurses to provide care,” said Sherri Walker, director of Public Health for the SHA in Yorkton. “In the past, local public health nurses were responsible for booking appointments in their community. This change in process enables public health nurses to focus more on patient care and less on administrative tasks.”
Any appointment that needs to be made with a public health nurse at the following public health offices can now be done by calling 1-866-343-1460:
Community members who book appointments will also now be receiving a reminder call a day before their scheduled appointment with public health.
“We recognize that everyone is very busy and sometimes we forget that we had scheduled an appointment three weeks out,” adds Walker. “These calls help to remind people of their upcoming appointment and drastically reduce the number of last minute cancellations.”
Appointments that can be made by calling 1-866-343-1460 include immunizations, child health visits, international travel clinic appointments, or an appointment to speak to a public health nurse. Appointments can also be cancelled by calling the toll free number. Local public health offices can still be contacted by calling their direct number.
If you have an emergency please call 9-1-1. For 24 hour health advice or mental health and addictions support, call HealthLine at 811.