As a medical practitioner at the Milk River Health Centre, you will have access to a wide array of support for your services housed under one roof. As well, the members of our community are committed to our local health services and together we can help you build your practice.
Milk River Health Centre is a continuing care and community support service facility providing services in a 24-hour emergency, palliative care, home care and mental health services.
The Health Centre has a Telehealth Room that is used for video follow-up visits with a healthcare provider, professional development and online meetings. We have an active community that donates generously for new resources for our healthcare facility.
As a member of the Chinook Primary Care Network, Milk River Medical Clinic offers reduced delays for physician appointments, ensures all residents have access to a family physician and uses a team approach to healthcare. Members of the team include EMS, laboratory and x-ray services, respiratory therapy, mental health, dietitians, physical therapy, diabetes education, pharmacy, registered and licensed practical nurses, social workers, home care workers, and public health nurses. Milk River Medical Clinic has an Electronic Medical Record. Specialist referrals are made as required.
Mark Simons, Physician Assistant, joined the Milk River Medical Clinic in 2013 and Dr. Henry Ovwasa in 2020. Ron Oswald and Lauren Struth, Paramedics, have been employed by AHS in the Milk River Health Center since 2013. They lead the healthcare team that provides care to a large and remote rural area around the communities of Coutts, Warner and Milk River in the southern portions of the Counties of Forty Mile and Warner.
The Quad Municipality Healthcare Support Committee is a group of volunteers working with the Alberta Rural Health Professions Action Plan (AhPAP) to assist in the attraction and retention of healthcare workers to the Milk River medical team. We represent the communities of Coutts, Warner and Milk River and the southern portions of the Counties of Forty Mile and Warner.