Edmonton universities open innovative teaching clinic

September 27, 2018 | Health
The new MacEwan University Health Centre (MUHC), which will provide health-care services to students, faculty, staff and members of the community, celebrated its grand opening today.

MacEwan partnered with the Department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta to develop the MUHC.

“We are pleased about the collaborative partnership that helped create the MUHC,” says Deborah Saucier, president, MacEwan University. “All the organizations involved worked together and shared resources to create a new, innovative model for health care for both the MacEwan University community and the neighborhoods that surround us.”

Located on the northeast corner of 105 Avenue and 109 Street, the facility features mental health consultation rooms, a family consultation room and 21 exam rooms. The centre operates as an innovative “medical home” model that provides patients one-stop access to a wide variety of health-care professionals for physical and mental health care, including disease prevention, health promotion, acute care and chronic care. A full range of allied health disciplines, including dieticians, pharmacists and referral screening coordinators, are also part of the centre’s services.

“The ‘medical home’ concept is the vision for the future of family practice both provincially and nationally – a vision that every family practice would provide comprehensive, coordinated and continuous care through a dedicated family physician and their team,” says Dr. Lee Green, chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta.

In addition to providing health-care services to the MacEwan community, the centre will eventually offer practicum and work experience opportunities for MacEwan students, including those in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

For contact information and hours of operation, visit the MUHC webpage.

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