Muskoka Community Health Hub project EARNS the Minister’s Medal Honour Roll
The four Muskoka Community Health Hubs sites, Dorset, Port Carling, Wahta First Nation, and the Mobile Unit, provide primary health care and a number of support services to rural communities on the periphery of the District of Muskoka. The Hubs are now entering into their final year of a three year demonstration project.
The Hubs were developed in partnership with the district and municipal governments, a variety of health service provider agencies, and seasonal and permanent residents of Muskoka. This triad approach has resulted in a flexible and responsive system for meeting the health and human support service needs in these rural communities.
The primary objectives include providing primary care and a variety of other health and human support services to people in their home and communities, reducing usage of the ER for care that should be delivered at the primary care level, and to support local community growth and development.
To date, the Hubs have demonstrated consistent and sustained growth in the numbers of patients and community members who use the services. The Hubs have shown success in cost avoidance through reduced hospital ER usage and admissions. The Hubs have also successfully been connecting people to other support services such as mental health, poverty reduction programming, housing support, food security and transportation services. The Hubs plan to continue to expand these types of services they offer, and further program development to meet individual community needs.
The Muskoka Community Health Hubs have demonstrated collaboration in action, between governments, communities, healthcare providers, and healthcare agencies. The Hubs are looking forward to further enhancing community partnerships, program planning, and governance- with patients at the table every step of the way.
Muskoka Community Health Hub: Port Carling
147-3 Medora Street
*Please Call for an Appointment
Hours of operation
Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Thurs: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Closed Statutory Holidays
“Hub”ubaloo: Muskoka Community Health Hubs Update!
What is a Nurse Practitioner’s Scope of Practice?
- Diagnose and treat illness and injury,
- Order and interpret diagnostic tests,
- Make direct referrals to specialists,
- Admit/discharge to and from hospital
- Manage and monitor chronic diseases,
- Cast fractures and reduce dislocations,
- Suture simple lacerations, and
- Prescribe medication with the exception of controlled substances
Examples of Services You can Access at the Health Hubs:
- Prescribe and renew some medications
- Diagnose and treat common episodic illnesses
- Refer patients for diagnostic testing (blood testing, ultra-sound, x-rays, etc.)
- Administer vaccinations and immunizations
- Suture minor cuts or lacerations
- Perform routine health exams for all age groups
- Promote health through counselling and education
- Identify health risk factors and monitor health status
- Monitor chronic illnesses
Your support will make a very positive difference to this important undertaking.
To Donate Send Cheque Payable to:
Township of Muskoka Lakes,
1 Bailey St., Box 129,
Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0
Attn: Nursing Station in memo section of cheque
A separate account for the Muskoka Lakes Nursing Station is held at the Township. Tax receipts will be issued (by post or email) for donations $20 and over.