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Kneehill Medical Clinic 

1520 2nd St NE Box 220 

Three Hills, Alberta T0M 2A0

(403) 443-5522 (Phone)

(403) 443-5497 (Fax)

 

NEW Clinic Hours: 

Monday - Friday:
9:00am-12:15pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm 

Closed all statutory holidays     

For after hour emergencies call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

Health Link Alberta: 811

Three Hills Hospital: (403) 443-2444


What's New 

IT'S OFFICIAL! 

*We have two new physicians taking on new patients*

Call us today to book your Meet & Greet appointment.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

 


 

 POMELO (HEALTH MYSELF) ONLINE BOOKING 

Click on the link below:

https://portal.healthmyself.net/kneehillmedical/login#/

 

For more information about this program please check out the "News & Events" section of this website. 

  


 Please visit  https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx for the latest information on Covid protocols in Alberta. 

KMC follows all provincial guidelines for public places. 

We welcome patients to book phone consults or in-person appointments for any and all health concerns.   For everyone's safety, we continue to screen our patients at check-in for symptoms that would require isolation, such as new or worsening cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, vomiting or diarrhea.  If you have any of these symptoms, we kindly ask you to also wear a mask*


 

Online Exercise Program 

The Wellness Coordinators are still providing Health Coaching and exercise programs to do at home so that you can stay active while still staying safe.  Call our clinic to book in with Patrick or check out our Health Education tab for current programs provided by Erica Laycock, Chronic Condition Client Health Educator.

 

IMPORTANT LETTER TO PATIENTS

-check out the News & Events tab


   

LOW RISK OBSTETRICAL PROGRAM

(Available in Three Hills)

 Further details are in the Health Resources section.


 Comprehensive medical care for the whole family!

Thank you for selecting the Kneehill Medical Clinic. The physicians and staff endeavor to provide comprehensive care for the whole family. Working closely with the Big Country Primary Care Network and other community support programs, we aim to encourage you in your overall physical and mental well being.

We hope you will enjoy browsing through our website, and that you will find a lot of useful information here. We pay great attention to the quality of our services. You can find detailed information about our services on this website or you can contact us for help.

 


 

Letter from KMC Doctors 

October 28, 2021

Throughout the COVID pandemic The Kneehill Medical Clinic has refrained from issuing public statements, relying on our governing bodies to address our community. As this fourth wave of COVID has hit our community worse than any previous, emotions & tensions are high. While Kneehill Medical Clinic is made up of physicians from many different training and cultural backgrounds, we are unified in our general view towards COVID vaccinations.


The original, alpha variant of COVID caused severe disease in the elderly or those with significant medical conditions. Most healthy adults were able to manage their symptoms at home and would recover, though some would develop "Long COVID" symptoms. The Delta variant of COVID, the predominant form we are seeing now in our community, is much more virulent and contagious. Healthy people in their 30s and 40s are becoming more severely ill. Whereas most of our previous COVID hospital admissions could be discharged home after supportive care, more patients than before are needing intensive care units and being placed on ventilators. We are now seeing previously healthy, active members of our community develop very serious complications from this disease.


With our case counts reaching the triple digits & a real risk of serious complications, vaccination plays an important part of prevention strategy.  You are now far more likely to catch COVID (particularly with the end of the provincial lockdown), with the risk being about 7% in Kneehill County.  The risk of death for those who do get COVID approaches 1.2% based on government data.  Vaccination has been shown to lower the risk of severe disease and death from COVID by upwards of 95% relative reduction.

 

Despite active research into COVID, there is no cure.  Treatments for acutely infected patients are only marginally effective. Even the most advanced medications are scarce, experimental, expensive, and thus are not available (or appropriate) for some patients.

 

The most effective intervention to reduce your chances of becoming critically ill from COVID is vaccination. While we are seeing breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals, and vaccination may not prevent you from catching the virus (due to its on going mutation), you are far less likely to require hospitalization. This has been the pattern we've seen in the province; while vaccinated patients are catching COVID many are managing at home. Many of those who have not been vaccinated can manage at home, although proportionally more are becoming very ill and being transferred to the city hospitals for higher level of care and/or ICU admission.


There have been many concerns regarding the safety of the COVID vaccines. We've had over 9 months of real world data in millions of adults. The acute complications and their rates are established. While the risk is present (myocarditis, blood clots, local reactions), the risk of both contracting COVID and suffering its complication is now much greater than what it was 6 months ago. Many patients are concerned that their medical conditions might make them more susceptible to problems from vaccination, but the contrary is far more applicable: people with multiple medical conditions are much more likely to become very ill from COVID. This is why the vaccines were rolled out to our most vulnerable populations in senior's homes first. Pregnant women are also more susceptible to complications from COVID.  Lastly, we have heard concerns about the long term safety; we don't know with certainty what complications could arise in 2-10 years. Truthfully this is unknowable until those studies are complete.  At this time, and given the safety profiles of other traditional vaccines, the information we have suggests minimal long term risk.


With the increasing rates of COVID infection AND rates of serious complications from this disease, the Physicians at Kneehill Medical Clinic strongly recommend all eligible patients consider getting the vaccination.

 


 

 ONLINE BOOKING

If you have a family doctor at KMC we encourage you to use our online booking program called Pomelo (formerly Health Myself) to book appointments or to communicate with your doctor through secure messaging.  If you haven’t signed up for this excellent resource, please call the clinic at (403) 443-5522, or send an email to info@kneehillmedicalclinic.ca to request information on how to register.  For more info, please see the News and Events page.

 


 

 The beauty of the Kneehill countryside!