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Proposed Improvements to the Horseshoe Valley Road
Simcoe County is in the midst of a Class Environmental Assessment including 2 distinct projects. Project A to widen the road and add truck climbing lanes. Project B to include intersection improvements. Read more on the County website:
Residents in the Horseshoe Valley area continue to express concern with Project A which is suspected to be a project to create a truck route right through the centre of the Horseshoe settlement and resort area. There has been very little research to suggest that slow moving trucks are a concern; that there is a substantial amount of heavy trucks in the area; nor that heavy trucks have played any role in collisions in the area. Contact your local politicians to inquire about this lifestyle changing project.
Orillia Doctors Accepting Patients
When a patient calls the Health Care Connect 1-800 number, they will be told who in Orillia is accepting patients, so they have a choice. To publish a list of doctors accepting patients though, would not be a great idea, as it can change fairly often. For example, Dr. X may be on the list this week and take 25 patients. Then ask to be removed for a month until he or she processes that group through their first visits.However, Dr. Ryan Mitchell and Dr. Nina Aguilar just opened their practice two weeks ago, so they are in the early stages of building their roster. Dr. Justin Porter and Dr. Dan Kapeluto are also building practices. They are just a little further along in the process. Someone calling HCC, can specifically ask for one of the above.Once a patient has done all that is necessary to de-roster and then register with Health Care Connect, they can call the doctor’s office directly in an attempt to expedite the process, but not before the above steps.
Barrie Doctors Accepting New Patients
On July 2nd the Lakeshore Family Medicine Clinic opened its doors and is accepting new patients. There are 4 family physicians part of this clinic; Dr. Devon Turner, Dr.Christa Kozanczyn, Dr. Jessie Weaver and Dr. Melissa Evans. All of these physicians are currently accepting new patients. Dr. Matt Orava is also opening a practice in the Family Medicine Teaching Unit in mid-August and will be accepting new patients as well. Residents looking for a family physician are encouraged to register through Health Care Connect online or by phone.
Please feel free to forward on this information to anyone who is looking for a family physician:
Health Care Connect Online: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/
If someone currently has a family physician outside the Barrie Area and is looking for a LOCAL family physician please have them follow the steps below to register for Health Care Connect:
Follow the steps below to register for a local family physician.
If you are currently rostered or listed as a patient with any family doctor in Ontario, you must de-roster before being seen by any other family doctor as a part of their family practice. Start by having a conversation with your existing physician. Explain that you are travelling a distance for appointments and that there are family doctors in your area of residence who are accepting new patients. This will reduce your fear of being without primary care.
Once you have discussed this with your current doctor you can de-roster by calling Service Ontario at 1-866-532-3161 and follow the prompts or simply press 0 to speak with someone in person.
Once you have de-rostered from your family doctors, please register with Health Care Connect by telephone at 1-800-445-1822. Be sure to have your health card present.
2. Family Medicine Teaching Unit
3rd Floor, Rotary Place, 201 Georgian Drive
New community Boards have arrived!!
Please feel free to post items on the community bulletin boards that are of interest to members of the community.
The result of a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Couchiching Conservancy will facilitate a process over the next three years that will result in a Copeland Forest Stewardship Committee, and a Stewardship Plan. Information required to make stewardship decisions will be made available, such as the four-season science inventory currently underway. In the first phase of the project will hold workshops on topics such as wetlands and watersheds and identifying animal tracks, and we will speak to as many users of the Copeland Forest as possible about how they use the forest, and what they value about it most. If you would like more information please visit the web site linked above or contact nics are included for each signed up member if registered before May 31, 2013 at the 4th Line Horseshoe Valley Memorial Park – visit the Oro Medonte Tennis Club - Dorthea Hangaard.
Huronia Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic located on the 4th line – click on the link for more information.
Horseshoe Resort VIP Skylife Rewards Card
Horseshoe Resort has launched a new VIP Skylife Rewards card for loyal HVPOA members. When you join, or renew your membership with the HVPOA, you will receive a direct link to the Horseshoe website where you can fill out a form for each family member over the age of 18. Once you apply online, your rewards card will be mailed to you. To take advantage of discounts, you must present the Horseshoe VIP card each time you want your discount. This card is valid for as long as you are a member in good standing with the HVPOA.
Do Not Call
Have you noticed that those annoying calls have resumed? That’s because the Do Not Call only lasts for a year. So if the calls are back it means you’ll have to sign up again. You can sign up for the “Do not call” list at the DNCL website