In Canada, universal health-care coverage is provided for all medically-necessary hospital and physician services, without co-payments. In other words, a trip to the emergency room or other hospital ward will cost you nothing.
With the building of the new, $400-million Sault Area Hospital, the level and quality of health care in Sault Ste. Marie is among the best in all of Canada. Welcoming its first patients in early-2011, the state-of-the-art facility features the following amenities:
Ambient experience MRI, large bore 16 slice CT scan, two angiography units, five new ultrasound units and much more
Wireless networks and infrastructure
Enhanced patient monitoring systems
Patient bedside computers in all patient room
291-beds in an easily accessible, three-level complex, close to long-term care facilities
Radiation therapy will be offered as a treatment for some forms of cancer, resulting in fewer trips to other hospitals to receive care
Plenty of natural light and windows throughout the building
Three beautiful courtyards for patients and visitors
Temperature controlled environment with modern heating and cooling systems
Group Health Centre
As Ontario's largest and longest established alternatively funded health-care organization, the Group Health Centre serves more than 60,000 Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District residents. The centre is a progressive, multi-specialty, ambulatory care health organization and is one of Canada's first consumer-sponsored health care facilities built with private funds donated by local union members.
Algoma Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
With family doctors sometimes hard to come by, the Algoma Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is a new primary health care delivery model in which Nurse Practitioners are the lead providers of primary health care.
The Algoma Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, located at Sault College, has the capacity to take on 3,200 patients.