Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes Health & Support Services Groundbreaking Ceremony for future site of CCCKL's Community Health Centre 21 Angeline St. N., Lindsay (the former Lindsay OPP station)

Community Care has been providing community-centred health and support services to residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes since 1985. The agency opened the Community Health Centre (CHC) in 2009 at 108 Angeline St. S. in Lindsay. The CHC provides primary health care to more than 2,000 local residents who previously did not have a local family physician. The CHC team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and other health care professionals delivers family medicine to its clients, and offers a wide range of programs for the entire community, including nutrition counseling and support, mental health counseling and therapeutic groups, diabetes education in collaboration with the Ross Memorial Hospital Health First Diabetes Education Team, and smoking cessation. 

Pictured left to right:
Alex McLeod, Community Care Foundation board chair; Cathy Danbrook, Community Care CEO; Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock; Dr. Bert Lauwers, CEO for Ross Memorial Hospital; Paul Davidson, Community Care board chair; Jamie Schmale, MP for Hal-KL-Brock

In 2013, the Province of Ontario, through the Central East Local Health Integration Network, announced its investment in a capital project to help construct a new facility for the local CHC. This funding will enable the agency to consolidate many of its key operations and to work effectively with local health care partners.

The agency recently successfully negotiated for the purchase of the former OPP site. A key milestone in  Phase 1 of our current capital project, this site will be the home of our CHC programs - primary care, health promotion, dental care and the GAIN (Geriatric Assessment Intervention Network) team, along with a portion of our Lindsay based administrative staff.  The agency also hopes to be able to move other services that it offers to the new facility in the future (Phase 2).

The new facility that will be built at 21 Angeline St. N. will bring together Community Care's Lindsay-based CHC programs, and will enable the agency to provide expanded, more cost-effective services and allow for future growth. The proximity to Ross Memorial Hospital signals the importance that the agency places on working partnerships with other local health care groups such as the hospital. 

Submitted by Mike Puffer, Communications Officer, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes