Visit the link above for a complete listing of KTHR Physicians and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) currently accepting new patients. A list of Physicians currently accepting new obstetrical patients is also available.
clinical placement bursaries
The Ministry of Health offers Clinical Placement Bursaries for health education. These bursaries are for students in a health discipline program who must complete a final clinical placement as a requirement of program completion. Health Regions and the Ministry of Health decide which health disciplines will be eligible for bursary assistance each year. Once eligible disciplines are identified, bursaries are offered over the fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).
In November 2017, a research team from the University of Saskatchewan announced a partnership with Kelsey Trail Health Region (KTHR) focused on studying the effectiveness of two different technologies that will allow individuals in rural and remote areas to receive health care for chronic lower back disorders without travelling to a large city centre. The study involves participants being assessed by a health care team that includes a local nurse practitioner in Arborfield and a Saskatoon-based physical therapist through a secure Telehealth video link. Participants receive education and management advice tailored to their individual back pain. The results of the study will help to inform health care providers, managers, and policy makers about the application of different types of technology to improve access to team-based care closer to where people live.
Yellow fever vaccine shortage
North America is currently experiencing a shortage of the vaccine for yellow fever, which may extend until 2018. This shortage of vaccine may affect your travel plans. If you have not booked your travel, please determine if yellow fever vaccination is required for your trip. You can access this information from the Public Health Agency of Canada website:
Until this shortage is resolved by the manufacturer, travel clinics in
Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR),
Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) and
Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) will be carefully managing and monitoring their current supply and implementing guidelines on use of existing vaccine supply. To learn more about the guidelines, visit the links for each health region above.
HealthLine is a confidential, 24-hour health information and support telephone line. It is staffed by experienced and specially trained client navigators, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and social workers. HealthLine is free of charge. Services are offered in English, with translation available in
over 100 languages. TTY access for the hearing impaired is avaiable at 1-888-425-4444.