New Vision Care Clinic and Oakville Hospital Openings
If you are new to Oakville – whether you’re single, have a family, are young, or older, it’s important to know that you’ll have access to medical care when you need it. The good news is that the availability of good medical services in North Oakville, Ontario keeps getting better and better, and there’s been a massive growth in healthcare services lately. Here are some of the resources and services that are available to you here.
Oakville Trafalgar Hospital
The new Oakville Trafalgar Hospital was an over a one-billion-dollar project that was completed in in time for 2016 to serve people in Oakville and the surrounding areas via a variety of primary, secondary, and tertiary services.
The roughly 1.5-million-square-foot, modern facility was built on a 50-acre piece of land and has room for 457 beds and multiple departments (including mental health, cardiac rehabilitation, renal dialysis, geriatrics, surgery, continuing and acute inpatient care, diabetes education, plus many others). The hospital is three times larger than the hospital it replaces and will offer expanded services.
You’ll find this new hospital at 3001 Hospital Gate (Dundas Street and Third Line). There is lots of parking available, with options to purchase passes for use by the day, week, or month. If you have to come to the hospital for dialysis or cancer treatments, there are designated places for you to park, in addition to the regular lots for everyone else. When winter hits, you can mostly avoid the cold by using the sheltered walkways to get from the parking garage to the hospital building. Additionally, the local public transit bus route has added several stops at the hospital.
Envision Eye Care
Envision Eye Care is a state of the art, full-service vision clinic in a modern building (Palermo Professional Centre) that includes leading specialty practices such as Reflections Dental, and all the other healthcare practitioners your family will need if you’re in the Oakville or Burlington area.
Envision Eye Care can provide you with regular eye exams, fit you for eyeglasseses or contact lenses, help you to manage conditions such as dry eye, as well as help you with follow-up for certain types of ocular surgeries.
There’s plenty of free parking available, so you won’t have to worry about carrying change for a parking meter, or getting a ticket if you overstay. Use your parking spot for as long as it takes to complete your appointment.
Envision Eye Care is conveniently located at 2525 Old Bronte Road – just look for the Palermo Professional Building sign and you’ll find us. Optometrists are accepting new patients.
What healthcare services does OHIP cover?
One of the great things about our Canadian healthcare system is that you won’t have to pay a dime for most medical services, including the following:
- hospital stays
- regular checkups with your family physician
- regular eye exams, provided you’re younger than 20 years of age, or more than 65 years old
- eye exams if you have glaucoma; cataracts; diabetes; disease of the retina, optic pathway or cornea; amblyopia; defects of your visual field; strabismus; or uveitis (recurring)
You have access to 24/7 emergency care, and doctors in a wide variety of specialties. Whether you need rehabilitation after an illness, injury, or surgery; preventative “maintenance” for your health including things such as bone density scans, mammograms and yearly physicals; you’ll find what you need here in Oakville. There’s a fracture clinic, footcare center, falls prevention clinic, and a multitude of educational programs depending on your needs.
Your needs for healthcare in North Oakville will be looked after
Whether you live in Oakville because you like the fact that there isn’t quite as much hustle and bustle as what you’ll find in Toronto, for job opportunities, to be close to family, or for more affordable housing, one thing that’s a definite benefit of the area is the easy access to great healthcare services.