Ontario's most affordable retirement community
Elliot Lake has a complete continuum of care, from acute hospital care, to assisted living and home care services you will find it all. The community is served by a complement of medical professionals ranging from surgeons, and doctors to optometrists and massage therapists.
St. Joseph’s General Hospital
Located within the community of Elliot Lake is St. Joseph’s General Hospital, a 54 bed accredited facility with medical, surgical, obstetrical and a 24 hour emergency department. Other services in place include a nurse practitioner, laboratory, x-rays, ultrasound, radiology, physiotherapy and speech pathology.
An ambulatory care unit runs Monday to Friday and consists of day surgery, specialist’s clinics, diabetes education and chemotherapy,
Specialists from out-of-town provide clinics on a monthly or as needed basis. These services include: internal medicine, gastroenterology, cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, urology, nephrology, psychiatry, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat.) These services reduce the need for travel to larger urban centres.
Doctor’s Clinic and the Family Health Team
In Elliot Lake not only do you benefit from having all of the physicians conveniently located under one roof, you also benefit from the fact that in the same facility is the Family Health Team. This team includes health care professionsl such as Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, a Social Worker and Dietician. The Family Health Team concept means that these health care practitioners, co-located with the physicians, work hand in hand to provide patients with a well rounded health care approach.
New residents relocating to Elliot Lake must access a doctor through the Ontario Health Care Connect system.
The community of Elliot Lake is equipped with facilities to provide a continuum of care, from acute hospital care, to Hillside Park, a retirement home; Huron Lodge, an assisted living residence; as well as long term care in St. Joseph’s Manor, a 64-bed nursing home.
For those requiring care and assistance in their own residence, home care services of all types are readily available through a variety of private and public agencies.
Elliot Lake enjoys a full complement of medical professionals and services including optometrists, dentists, chiropractors, an optician, a denturist, registered massage therapists, as well as those offering treatments such as reflexology and acupuncture.
There are a number of specialized health care suppliers and services within the city. Several services offer safety and convalescent aids, oxygen services, medical supplies, valet services and home care. There are a number of agencies that deal with emotional support and counselling services as well as substance abuse counselling.
Elliot Lake’s Police Services are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police with 24 hour day coverage.
The community has a full-time fire department, which is complimented with numerous volunteers and is also served by a 24 hour a day Ambulance service.