The Ladysmith Community Health Centre, formerly the Ladysmith Hospital, is a Primary Health Care Centre designed to provide a range of health and community services in one central location. Planning for this primary health care site began in 2003 and included a review of the health services provided to the Ladysmith community. The results of this planning included the health centre - services outlined below - and a privately run 101 bed residential facility built adjacent to the Centre. The goal of the Centre is to provide integrated and collaborative team care to patients by the appropriate provider in the appropriate setting in an appropriate time and in an appropriate type and format of intervention for their needs. Services are as listed below. Please contact the Health Centre at 250-739-5777 for more details.
Services At the Ladysmith Community Health Centre:
Urgent Care/Clinical Day Care
Acute medical health issues due to injury or illness – if severe call 911. Booked procedures, eg casts, IV’s, Senior’s Risk Assessments. Daily 7:30 am to 10:30 pm. Call: 250-739-5777
Physio and Occupational Therapy
Physiotherapy assessment and treatments. Referral: self, practitioner. Call: 250-739-5788 local 54857
Falls prevention program: a multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation program aimed at keeping seniors healthy, on their feet and in their homes. Call: 250-739-5777
Neurological Rehabilitation Outpatient Program
Provides short-term rehab services to adults who have acquired significant neurological impairments that impact their ability to function. Therapy services available include Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. To speak directly to a therapist call: 250-739-5788 for OT local 54826 and for PT local 54857 LCHC Neurological Rehabilitation Outpatient Program
Education, monitoring & support re management of diabetes, self testing, diet counseling. Each Tuesday morning by appointment. Drop in most Tuesdays at 2 pm – 3 pm. 1st Friday morning of the month support group. Health practitioner referral Call: 250-739-5788 ext 42004 for an appointment.
Nutrition assessment, education & recommendations. Thursday by appointment. Referral by health practitioner. Call: 250-739-5788 local 54810
Ladysmith Family Practice Clinic
Provision of team based primary health care – acute illness & injury care, chronic disease management, palliative care, assessment & referral, preventative and wellness. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, RN’s, Support staff. Hours: Monday to Friday – variable – by appointment. Referral: Self, priority given to patients who do not have a local practitioner. Call: 250-739-5784
Child Health Clinics
Infant immunization and assessment, family coaching, support group. Staffed by Public Health nurses. Monday to Friday – variable hours. Referral: Self, Health Practitioner. Immunizations - call: 250 755-3342. Assessment, family coaching, etc. - call: 250-755-3388
Youth Health Clinics
Drop in clinic for teens for birth control and STI testing, staffed by Public Health Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Referral: Self, school, Health Practitioner. Call: 250 755-3345
Prenatal & postpartum care – Laurie Untereiner – Referral by self or other Health Practitioner. Call Home office: 250-246-4083
Child and Youth Mental Health Services, MCFD
Multidisciplinary Team providing clinical and psychiatric assessment, treatment, integrated case management, consultation and advocacy to children, youth and their families who are seeking assistance with a Mental Health concern. The Aboriginal Outreach team provides Mental Health Services to urban Aboriginal, First Nations and Metis children and their families. Nanaimo Main Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Referral: Open to anyone to call Intake Clinician through Nanaimo. Call: 250-741-5444. Toll Free: 1-866-722-2235 Aboriginal Outreach: 250-741-3600
Youth & Family Addiction Services
Individual (<19 years old) and/or family counseling related to substance use/misuse. Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Mon. – Fri. Anyone can refer, provided the youth has consented to the referral, as services are voluntary. Call: 250-739-5788 local 54806
Adult Mental Health & Addictions
Intake assessments, screening, short-term follow up & referrals to community resources for those 19 years old and up with mental health & addictions issues. Hours: Monday to Friday by appointment. Referral: Self-referrals, clinicians, GP’s, community agencies. Call: 250-739-5788 local 54804.
Crisis line 1-888-494-3888, if urgent.
Long Term Care Case Manager – assessment of need for assistance in the home, referral to other HCC services & Adult Day Care or admission to Assisted Living or Facility care. Referral: Self, family or practitioner/clinician by calling Intake in Nanaimo.
Home Care Nursing – nursing care in the community – dressings, teaching, palliative care and assessment and referral to other clinicians. Referral: Self, family or practitioner/clinician by calling Intake in Nanaimo.
Home Support - Assistance (eg. bathing) to eligible clients who have health care needs as a supplement to support self/family care to allow the client to remain in their home. Referral: Home & Community Care clinician
Therapeutic Services - Home assessment, education and treatment. Stroke Rehab program. Staff: Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist. Referral: Self, family or practitioner/clinician by calling Intake in Nanaimo.
Adult Day Program
Day program for eligible adults – mostly seniors – to provide social, physical and mind stimulating activities as well as respite for caregivers. Includes education, treatment and assessment by clinicians as appropriate. Transportation available. Hours: Monday – Friday as per individual assessed need. Referral: Home & Community Care Case Manager (Intake as above).
- Seniors' Outreach Team (SORT)
Outreach clinical assessment and support services for those 65+ who have concerns about their mental, emotional and physical well-being and/or use of medications or alcohol. Includes psychiatric consult, nursing and occupational therapy assessment, education and follow up care. Referral by self or practitioner/clinician to intake 250-739-5777
Non invasive radiological exams. Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:15am - 12:15pm, 1:30pm to 4:15pm and 5pm - 6pm. Referral: Health Care Practitioner. Call: 250-739-5788 local 54858. Read more about Medical Imaging/X-ray.
Specimen collection, ECG’s, 24 hour heart monitors. Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 4:15 pm, Saturday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Referral: Health Care Practitioner. Call: 250-739-5786. Read more about Laboratory Services.
- Red Cross Loan Cupboard
Loan of Medical Equipment.
Referral: Note form health care practitioner to ensure safe and appropriate equipment and use. Call: 250-245-9791 (Messages checked twice daily).