Assiniboia provides a full range of health services. Dedicated professionals are available year round and have established practices within the town. The hospital is fully staffed and houses 16 beds offering in-patient acute care and sub acute care with 24 hour emergency physician on call service and full laboratory services. Assiniboia also offers a personal care home offering Level 1 - 2 care as well as long term care offering Level 3 - 4 care.
|Service||Number of Providers||Name|
|Chiropractor||1||Dr. Dwight Vallee|
|Dentists||2||Dr. Michel Taillon
Dr. Wes Thompson
|Optometrist||1||Dr. Richard Turriff|
|Physicians||4||Dr. Victor CaruleiDr. D. GlaeskeDr. W. Guirguis|
|Denturist||1||Mr. B. Moynes|
Assiniboia Union Hospital
Integrated Facility :
|12 Acute Beds and 4 Transition Beds|
3 Close Observation Beds
and 22 Long Term Care Beds
|Prairie Villa Inc. (Level 1 - 2):||45 Residents|
|Ross-Payant Nursing Home
(Level 3 - 4):
26 Long-Term Care Beds
and Dementia Unit - 12 Beds
For more in-depth information on the Assiniboia and District's Health Services, visit the Five Hills Health Region web site at www.fhhr.ca.
The South Country Health Care Foundation is an organization dedicated to raising funds required for the purchase of new equipment for the region. There are government dollars for regular operations but there are no dollars set aside for capital purchases.
The South Country District Health Care Foundation was established in 1999 and is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to ensuring that the highest quality of health care is available for residents in out region. Some of the fundraising events are the annual "Festival of Trees" and the "Buy a Bed" campaign.
Program & Service Directory for the South Section of Five Hills Health Region
Local Health Care Providers
Dentist: 642-4435 (Assiniboia)
Poison Control Center (SK): 1-866-454-1212
Child Find Sask. Inc: 1-800-513-3463
Saskatchewan Health Line: A free confidential 24-hour health advice telephone line, staffed by registered nurses to help people deal with their health concerns by recommending the most appropriate course of action. The number to call is 1-877-800-0002.
The Saskatchewan Building Independence Program: Building Independence works by addressing the issues that low income families and people with disabilities face. The Employment Supplement & Rental Housing Supplement, Training Opportunities, Family Health Benefits and the Child Benefit are all part of the program. For more information you can call 1-888-488-5385.
Saskatchewan Childcare Subsidy Office: Provides a direct month subsidy to the child care facility in order to help families meet the cost of LICENSED childcare. For more information call (306) - 694-364 or 1-800-677-7155 or visit the web site www.cr.gov.sk.ca.
Licensed Childcare Services: To find licensed child care in your area go to www. Sasked.gov.sk.ca click on Early Learning & Child Care, then click on home. Under the heading child care is a listing of Licensed Day Care Home / Centers. For more information call (306) 694-3644.
Active Parenting Classes: A 6 session parenting course that can be arranged upon request. For more information call 648-1400 or 642-3374.
Addiction Services: Counseling and treatment for individuals of any age dealing with their own addiction or family members. Information is kept strictly confidential. There are individual and group sessions available. For mare information on these services call 642-3337.
Car Seat Inspection: To have your car seat inspected for proper installation call 648-1400.
Dental Health Inspection: Visual oral screening of preschool children by the dental health education is available upon request from parents, public health nurses, public health nutritionists or other service providers. For counseling, health resources or information call 642-9422.
Dietician: Will do individual counseling for prenatal nutrition, gestational diabetes or children and infants with special diet concerns. You can ask you doctor for a referral or you can call to set up an appointment in Gravelbourg 648-4505. Or Assiniboia 642-9405.
Early Childhood Intervention Program: This is a home based program for children from birth to age 5 who are developmentally delayed or are at risk of becoming developmentally delayed. This program offers practical skill building with parents. Support and information are offered to parents/family members to assist them in the care and development of their child. They also offer a toy and resource lending library. For more information call 692-2616.
Family Outreach Worker Program: Works with families who have complex needs and helps find solutions to meeting these needs. All plans are driven by the family. The family support worker will work with you if you have issues in the areas of depression, disability, abuse, financial issues, trauma, divorce, and many others. Families may call themselves to meet with the worker. For more information call 642-5956.
Food Bank: Is located in the Assiniboia Salvation Army and it can be accessed each month or just as needed. Baby food and formula are kept in stock. Information is kept strictly confidential. Call 642-3833. There is also a food bank located in Gravelbourg, call 648-2585.
Healthy Parenting Home study Program: This is a free program for parents and caregivers of children from infancy to age 5 that deals with growth, development, physical/emotional needs and positive discipline strategies. It can be done through a workbook or by computer. For more information or to register for the program contact the Saskatchewan Preventions Institute @ (306) 655-2512 or go to www.HealthyParenting.sk.ca
Kidsfirst: Provides program planning, home visiting and resource development for families with children age 0-5. Will assist families in accessing services, programs and supports. If you would like to see particular activities or services in your community or if you are looking for information on child development call 642-3374.
Mental Health: Assistance for families/couples/individuals dealing with any difficult life issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, childhood issues and parenting issues. No individual is turned away and all inquiries are kept confidential! To make an appointment call 642-9426 or 691-6464.
Parent Chat Groups: Moms and/or dads can meet to discuss parenting concerns/issues and get to know other parents in the community. To find out if there is one in your community of if you would like to start one call 642-3374.
Parent Mentoring Program (Previously Mentoring of Mothers): A support program to assist pre or post natal parents or parents of preschoolers. Parents can be of any age with any number of children. The mentor provides friendship, social support. Parenting and practical assistance. Parent and mentor meet weekly along with monthly activities. For more information on having a mentor or becoming a mentor call 694-9426.
Playschool/Preschool: To find out if there is one in your community or to get one started call 694-3374.
Public Health Nutritionists: Can help answer your specific and general questions about feeding children, from picky eaters to special diet concerns. For any questions call 691-1536.
Public Health Nursing: Public health nurses provide child health clinics for preschool age children (immunizations, general health, growth and development). They are a reliable resource for any questions for the overall health and development for your child. For more information call: Assiniboia 642-2200 or Gravelbourg 648-1400.
Saskatchewan Community Resources: If a family needs support or assistance in areas of child welfare, housing, parenting programs, income security and support for people with developmental disabilities they can call 694-8647.