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July 4, 2024

Manitoba Government to Reopen Misericordia Urgent Care Centre as Minor Injury and Illness Clinic

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Reimagined Space will Reduce Pressure on Emergency Departments: Asagwara

The Manitoba government is reducing pressure on emergency rooms and improving wait times by reopening the former Misericordia Urgent Care Centre as a minor injury and illness clinic, Health, Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Uzoma Asagwara announced today.

“When the former government closed urgent care at Misericordia Health Centre in 2017, they took away a local option for patients needing non-emergency care and forced Manitobans to seek treatment in busy emergency rooms,” said Asagwara. “We’re changing that today and delivering on our campaign promise to open minor injury and illness clinics in Winnipeg so that individuals and families have another place to go for their minor ailments, their broken bones, their cuts and their sprains.”

The new minor injury and illness clinic will be located at the Misericordia Health Centre on the site of the former Urgent Care Centre and is expected to open in early fall, noted the minister. The clinic will be staffed by physicians and other health-care professionals who will provide non-emergency acute care services and support for minor health concerns. Patients will have the option to seek services by walk-in appointment or by booking same- or next-day appointments online. It will operate seven days a week and offer extended hours to fit families’ schedules.

The clinic is part of a request for proposals issued by the province for two new minor injury and illness clinics in Winnipeg. A second location will be connected to Grace Hospital at the Access Winnipeg West walk-in clinic. Both locations are expected to operate similarly to the minor injury and illness clinic in Brandon, which was announced in March and is set to open in September, noted Asagwara.

To view the request for proposals, visit

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