Family Medicine & Team-Based Care
Steinbach Family Medical strives to provide you with a personal family physician. In addition to the medical care that your family physician provides, your family physician will work with other providers in the facility including general surgeons, mental health, wound care, dietitian services, diabetes and chronic disease services, midwifery and a clinical pharmacist. All of these providers are part of the Bethesda Primary Care Centre.
Family Medicine & Teaching
We are affiliated with the University of Manitoba and are responsible to teach 3rd and 4th-year medical students (clerks) as well as doctors who are specializing in family medicine (family medicine residents). Steinbach is one of the six rural teaching programs which also includes Dauphin, Brandon, Portage La Prairie, a combined Morden/Winkler, and a combined St. Anne/Notre Dame. Students spend five weeks in Steinbach as part of a core clerkship rotation while residents may spend anywhere from 2 months to 18 months in Steinbach during their two-year family medicine residency.
Having multi-level learners at one site is considered a strength of the program. While in Steinbach, the learners see patients in the hospital and clinic. They participate in surgery and are expected to be on call for the emergency department and for delivering babies. All students are supervised by an attending physician but the level of supervision depends on the students’ level of training. A patient seeing a clerk (3rd or 4th-year student) should expect to see their own family physician, however, a family medicine resident may feel comfortable dealing with a patient on his/her own.
All patients are reviewed with an attending physician by the end of the day! The physicians at SFM are committed to teaching and we encourage you as a patient to engage a student. We believe that teaching keeps us current and is an excellent tool for recruitment and sustainability in our community. Many of the physicians that are presently practicing in Steinbach first came here as students and/or residents: We as physicians appreciate the willingness of most patients to involve a student in their care and believe it will continue to be a positive experience!
Same Day Care Clinic
Appointments available by phone or walk in.
The SDCC is intended for treatment of non-life threatening illnesses or injuries that require urgent or same day attention such as:
- Bumps, bruises or sprains
- Cold and flu, cough, fever
- Headache, back or neck pain
- Rashes, eczema, infected cuts or minor sores
- Sinus infection, sore throat, ear ache
- Sore eyes with redness or infection
- Stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting, urinary infections or indigestion
- Stress or anxiety
- Narcotic drugs will not be dispensed or prescribed in the SDCC
Our Same Day Care Clinic is not the same as the QuickCare Clinic
QuickCare clinics provide walk-in services as well as by appointment.
If you require emergency care – call 911 or visit the nearest hospital. Emergency care is considered life-threatening and requires immediate attention such as:
- Heart attack or chest pain
- Loss of consciousness or convulsions
- Major fractures
Dynacare Laboratory Services
We are pleased to have on-site laboratory services for your convenience. Lab hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. The lab is operated by Dynacare. Please contact them directly at 204-326-1617 with any inquiries you may have regarding their services.
Drug & Alcohol Testing
The Clinic provides drug and alcohol testing services to employers who are required to perform pre-employment and random testing on their employees. Please call 204-326-3401 to inquire about appointment times and fees for these services.