Health and Wellness

The Riverside Health Complex is located just west of Turtleford on Highway 303. It includes a hospital as well as long term care.

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Riverside Health Complex, built in 2002, includes a clinic, lab and X-Ray, 24 hour emergency care, acute care, palliative care, respite care, and long term care. Home care, public health, and physical therapy/rehabilitation services are located in the facility as well as the provision for visiting therapists for services relating to addictions, mental health, nutrition, chronic disease management and various other family and youth support services. The 4 physician, 2 Nurse Practitioner practice serves a large area including Turtleford, St. Walburg, Edam, Glaslyn, Turtle Lake, Bright Sand Lake, and Thunderchild First Nation.                                                                                    

The facility has 8 acute care plus 2 overflow/observation beds, 18 long term care beds and 2 respite beds. One acute bed is also utilized for palliative care and has a comfortable adjoining family room.

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Long-term Care

The Long-term Care Unit has 20 beds with two additional beds designed for respite care. The unit features two lounges, entertainment area, resident friendly kitchen, communal dining room, solarium, and outdoor space. Along with the team of doctors, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and
continuing care assistants (CCAs), there is also a recreation worker
who organizes everything from exercise programs to outings to parties. Volunteers are always welcome.

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Riverside Medical Clinic

Located within Riverside Health Complex on 1st  Street South (Highway 303), the Riverside Medical Clinic is open Monday to Friday. Please call 306-845-2277 to book a medical appointment with Dr. Forghanirad, Dr. Seratinouri, Dr. Behnami, or Dr. Latif. 

The clinic is supported by the North Saskatchewan River Municipal Health Holdings (NSRMHH), a board comprised of representatives of the rural and urban municipalities served by this group practice. The mandate of the MHH is to recruit and retain physicians and to manage the 4 clinics: Edam Medical Clinic, St. Walburg Medical Clinic, Glaslyn Medical Clinic, and Riverside Medical Clinic.

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Ambulance Services

Based out of St. Walburg, West Med Paramedics currently owns 3 ambulances with a team of 22 paramedics and first responders in the rural community.

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West Med Paramedics  306-248-3221

STARS Air Ambulance

Located on the Riverside Health Complex property in Turtleford is a landing and refuelling site for STARS Air Ambulance based in Saskatoon. STARS provides expedient life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients.

Handi Van

The Turtleford Handi Van was purchased in 2002 through funding from the Centenary Grant, Kinsmen, and the Turtleford Credit Union. Along with donations and ridership, the Handi Van is supported by the Town and the RM of Mervin and managed by the Handi Van Committee. Those requiring transit assistance due to disabilities are encouraged to use the Handi Van. Drivers require a registered SGI licence. Volunteers drivers are always welcome.

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