Seasonnal flu vaccine

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Please note that due to a current shortage of flu vaccines, some of our flu vaccination clinics have been canceled. We are sorry for this inconvenience and hope you understand that this situation is out of our control.

It’s flu season!

Vaccination is the best defense against the spread of flu. Get vaccinated!

Every fall, the Centre de santé offers seasonal flu vaccination clinics.

Flu is a serious infection that can result in severe complications. Nobody is safe from the flu. Your best means of defense against the flu is vaccination.

Vaccination is provided free of charge.


Alexandria (by appointment only – 613 525-5544) 

  • Monday November 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 13:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday November 5th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday November 11th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 13:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday November 12th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CLINIC CANCELED

Bourget (by appointment only – 613 487-1802)

  • Monday November 4th, 1:20 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday November 5th, 1:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday November 7th, 1:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday November 8th, 1:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday November 11th, 1:20 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.

Cornwall (information – 613 937-2683)

  • Wednesday November 6th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday November 13th, 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday November 14th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CLINIC CANCELED
  • Wednesday November 27th, 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CLINIC CANCELED

Cornwall (NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED)

  • Thursday November 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Crysler (by appointment only – 613 987-2683)

  • Wednesday November 6th, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday November 13th, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday November 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday November 20th, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Embrun (by appointment only – 613 443-3888)

  • Tuesday November 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday November 6th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Limoges (by appointment only – 613 557-2210)

  • Wednesday November 13th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Getting vaccinated against the flu means protecting yourself!

For more details about the flu, please go to the MOHLTC Website and learn about the virus and recognize the symptoms.

 

November 2019 marks the second year of a two-year theme dedicated to “The Family and Diabetes”. The tagline for the campaign this year is “Diabetes: Protect your Family”. The aims of the campaign are to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and to promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of the condition.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes leads to high blood sugar levels, which can damage organs, blood vessels and nerves. The body needs insulin to use sugar as an energy source.

At this time, researchers do not yet know how to prevent type 1 diabetes. However, type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented. If you have risk factors for type 2 diabetes, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Better food choices, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight will help.

November 14th

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) started World Diabetes Day in 1991 in response to the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It has since grown to become a globally celebrated event and an official United Nations (UN) awareness day. It is now the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign.

Detecting diabetes early involves the family

  • One in every two people with diabetes is undiagnosed. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping prevent or delay life-threatening complications.
  • If type 1 diabetes is not detected early, it can lead to serious disability or death. Know the signs and symptoms to protect yourself and your family.

Preventing type 2 diabetes involves the family

  • Many cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Reducing your family’s risk starts at home.
  • When a family eats healthy meals and exercises together, all family members benefit and encourage behaviors that could help prevent type 2 diabetes in the family.
  • If you have diabetes in your family, learn about the risks, the warning signs to look out for and what you can do to prevent diabetes and its complications.
  • Families need to live in an environment that supports healthy lifestyles and helps them to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Caring for my diabetes involves my family

  • Managing diabetes requires daily treatment, regular monitoring, a healthy lifestyle and ongoing education. Family support is key.
  • All health professionals should have the knowledge and skills to help individuals and families manage diabetes.
  • Education and ongoing support should be accessible to all individuals and families to help manage diabetes.
  • Essential diabetes medicines and care must be accessible and affordable for every family.

Diabetes facts and figures

  • 425 million adults (1-in-11) have diabetes
  • The number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 522 million by 2030
  • 1-in-2 people with diabetes remain undiagnosed (212 million)
  • 3 out of 4 people with diabetes live in low and middle income countries
  • Over 1 million children and adolescents have type 1 diabetes
  • 1-in-6 births is affected by high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) in pregnancy
  • Two thirds of people with diabetes are of working age (327 million)
  • Diabetes caused 4 million deaths in 2017
  • Diabetes caused at least $727 billion in health expenditure in 2017 – that’s greater than the defense budgets of the US and China combined!

CSCE Diabetes Education Program

The Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie’s (CSCE) Diabetes Education Program allows all people with diabetes or prediabetes to learn the skills they need to take an active role in managing their condition daily. The Diabetes Education Program team is made up of a dietitian and a nurse whose mandate is to teach people with diabetes to take charge of their health and manage their disease. To do this, one group session along with personalized follow-ups are offered on topics. The program is available at our Alexandria, Bourget, Cornwall and Embrun locations.

To know more about Diabetes, visit www.worlddiabetesday.org or www.diabetes.ca.

Octobre 28, 2019 – The grand opening of Place 649, a new building in Embrun where the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) is now housed, took place on Thursday, October 24th. The event, including a cocktail buffet and music, brought together around 250 people from Embrun and surrounding area.

Place 649 is an establishment that brings together five businesses and organizations from Eastern Ontario: Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE), Dental Clinic Embrun Smiles Family Dentistry, The Co-operators | philryan.ca Insurance and Investment Company, Notre Dame Pharmacy and Robillard Hearing Centre.

“It is with pride and eagerness that Place 649 opens its doors to the public,” says Philippe Ryan, consultant/owner of the building and the Co-operators agency. This is an opportunity to visit our offices, and to network with members of the business and rural community in Eastern Ontario.”

Mayor of the Township of Russell, Pierre Leroux, said: “We are pleased to welcome the new businesses in Place 649. The rapid growth of the Township of Russell offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs and creates new options for our residents. It’s a great success for the whole community, congratulations!”

The CSCE put the people and the community at the center

“The Centre de santé crew is very happy to be a partner in this building and provide health care programs and services such as primary care, mental health, aging at home, diabetes education, health promotion, nutrition and community health for the Embrun and area population,” says Marc Bisson, CSCE Executive Director. Our model of health and wellbeing put the people and the community at the center, to help identify and address social determinants of health and build healthier individual and communities.”

Place 649 partners: Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE), The Co-operators Insurance and Investment Company, Robillard Hearing Centre, Notre Dame Pharmacy and Dental Clinic Embrun Smiles Family Dentistry.

 

The Embrun CSCE team is very excited about this new location.

 

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Place 649 opening in the news

Managing high blood pressure can reduce your risk of heart attack by 25%, stroke by 40% and heart failure by 50%.

What is hypertension?

Hypertension or high blood pressure is where blood flows through your veins at a higher pressure than normal. Hypertension affects one in five people and can lead to damage to the arteries and complications such as stroke and heart disease.

Controllable risk factors: diet, inactivity, overweight/obese, smoking, alcohol intake, stress…

Uncontrolled hypertension can increase the risk of: stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, blindness, diabetes, aneurysms…

How can a dietitian help you better manage and prevent high blood pressure levels?

Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who transform the science of nutrition and best available evidence into practical solutions for living a healthy life. They can provide guidance in managing and preventing high blood pressure through:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Weight management
  • Healthy eating and guidance regarding specific diets recommended for hypertension such as the DASH diet
  • Deciphering food products and labels
  • Meal planning/preparation
  • Recipe ideas and more!

All of which are tailored to your needs and goals. These services are offered at no cost and on an ongoing basis at an unrestricted frequency to provide adequate support.

Take the first step in reducing your risk today… Schedule an appointment with the dietitian!

Click here for more information about our nutrition services. 

September 25, 2019 – It is with great pride and enthusiasm that Mr. Philippe Ryan, Mr. Jean-Benoit and Mrs Julia Robillard, Mr. Marc Bisson, Mr. Ankit Shah and Dr. Konrad Binder invite you to the official inauguration of Place 649 on October 24th at 649 Notre-Dame St. in Embrun, at 5 p.m.

Come and learn about the businesses and organizations that are housed in these new facilities in Embrun. In addition to being able to visit the new spaces of Place 649, you will have the opportunity to network with members of the business and rural community of Eastern Ontario and enjoy a cocktail buffet and music.

Place 649 brings together five Eastern Ontario businesses and organizations: the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE), Embrun Smiles Family Dentistry, the insurance and investment firm The Co-operators | philryan.ca, Notre-Dame Pharmacy and Robillard Hearing Centre.

Please confirm your presence before October 21st by registering at: https://place649_inauguration.eventbrite.ca.

For more information, send us an email at [email protected].

August 14, 2019 – Dr. Vikie Bédard, a Family Practitioner, joined the staff at the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) in Crysler on August 12, 2019. The CSCE is delighted to welcome Dr. Bédard to its Crysler location at 1 Nation Street.

Dr. Vikie Bédard earned her Health Sciences Bachelor’s degree at the University of Ottawa. She also trained in the field of podiatry at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières for one year before being accepted into the French School of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Bédard initially pursued her undergraduate studies at the Monfort Hospital, then earned her graduate degree specializing in family medicine. Dr. Bédard completed her medical residency in Perth, a small rural community in Ontario. It is there that she developed an interest for minor surgical procedures, emergency medicine, geriatrics and palliative care.

“We are more than happy to announce Dr. Bédard’s arrival at the CSCE in Crysler,” stated Guy Laflèche, Site Manager in Crysler. “On behalf of our team, our clients, the Crysler community and its surrounding area, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Bédard.”

The CSCE in Crysler Is Now Accepting New Clients!

The CSCE in Crysler provides many bilingual services free of charge: primary and mental health consultations, pulmonary rehabilitation provided by a respiratory therapist and other community programs (Green Food Box, exercise groups, etc.). Both medical referrals and self-referrals are accepted. If you require further information about our services, do not hesitate to contact us at 613-987-2683 or visit our website: www.cscestrie.on.ca.

Information:
Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie – Crysler
Telephone: 613-987-2683 | Fax: 613-987-9908

July 22, 2019 – Dr. Paulo Antunes, a Family Practitioner, will be joining the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) in Limoges as of August 6, 2019. The staff at the CSCE in Limoges is pleased that Dr. Antunes will be joining their team on Wednesdays, Thursdays and every second Monday.

A Strong Community Experience

Dr. Antunes is a highly skilled physician with considerable community experience. He has been working at the CSCE in Cornwall since 2010. Although he will be conquering new challenges in Limoges, he will maintain his practice in Cornwall on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Dr. Antunes earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa before completing his medical studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, in Mexico. He then pursued postgraduate studies, specializing in rural medicine, at the Eastern Maine Medical Center, which is affiliated with the renowned Tufts University School of Medicine. Later, he opened a full-time family medical practice in Maine focusing on psychiatry, childhood care, geriatrics and obstetrics. Along with his practice, Dr. Antunes also provided medical services to various hospitals.

A Welcome Addition for the Community of Limoges

“We look forward to working with Dr. Antunes, here in Limoges,” states Étienne Grandmaître Saint-Pierre, Limoges Site Manager. “He will be a welcome addition to the team which will allow us to broaden our services that are free of charge and tailored to the needs of the community of Limoges and the surrounding area.”

Information:
Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie – Limoges
Telephone: 613-557-2210 | Fax: 613-557-2084

July 3, 2019 – The Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) in Limoges is pleased to announce its new partnership with Dr. Milena Garofalo, obstetrician-gynecologist from the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH).

Starting July 15, 2019, Dr. Garofalo will provide services once a month at the CSCE in Limoges (601 Limoges Road, Unit 201).

For gynecological services, referrals are accepted for general benign gynecology including:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding, post-menopausal bleeding
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, endometriosis, dyspareunia
  • PCOS
  • Pelvic/adnexal mass
  • Contraception counselling, IUD insertion/removal
  • Menopause
  • Vulvar or vaginal complaints (dermatoses, recurrent infections)
  • Urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse

In addition, please note that Dr. Garofalo has completed specialized training in Family Planning (including complex contraception cases) as well as in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

Pregnancy follow-ups

For obstetrics, women can be followed at the Limoges CSCE up to 28 to 30 weeks’ gestation, then will be referred to the group at the HGH. The patient needs to be willing to be transferred and ultimately deliver at the HGH.

Both medical and self-referrals will be accepted. Women interested in receiving these services are invited to call 613-557-2210. Medical referrals can be sent via fax to 613-557-2084.

Information:
Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie – Limoges
Telephone: 613-557-2210 | Fax: 613-557-2084

Last Sunday, June 23rd, 2019, was the first Bike Rodeo in Crysler, organized by the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) and the Crysler Citizens Committee (CCC).

Around fifteen participants between the ages of 4 to 12 years old first attended a fun and free basic training on bike safety. As the weather was good, they were able to decorate their bikes and enjoy a great bike ride on the Crysler bike path.

Thank you to our partners for their valuable contribution to the success of this activity:

April 29, 2019 – The Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) in Embrun is pleased to announce its new partnership with Dr. Nicolas A. Bégin, gynecologist/obstetrician from the Montfort Hospital, who will provide pregnancy follow-up services at the CSCE in Embrun.

Starting May 27, 2019, Dr. Bégin will provide pregnancy follow-up services every Monday at the CSCE in Embrun (649 Notre-Dame Street).

Pregnant women interested in receiving these services are invited to call the following number: 613-443-3888.

Both medical and self-referrals will be accepted.

Information:
Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie, Embrun
613 443-3888