Kindersley Health & Family Services
The Kindersley Integrated Health Care Facility consists of the Kindersley District Hospital and Heritage Manor located at 1003 1st Street West. Acute, long-term care, and emergency health services are provided by the Saskatchewan Health Region. See Available Health Services below.
The Kindersley Clinic is located beside the Kindersley Hospital on 1st Street West and has a team of general physicians who are available for appointments and emergency on-call care at the Kindersley Hospital..
Community and Mental health services are also provided in Kindersley and surrounding area by:
Available Health Services
The following is intended to provide you with important information regarding health services availability in Kindersley and how to access those services.
In the event of an Emergency please remember to: CALL 911.
Local EMS or a neighboring EMS unit will be immediately dispatched and will transport you to the nearest facility providing emergency services while providing the emergency care you need.
If you have questions in regards to your health or the health of a family member:
- Call HealthLine 24/hrs per day at: 811 or
- online at www.healthlineonline.ca
You will speak to a Registered Nurse regarding non‐emergency health questions. They can also provide advice and help you to decide if you should call 911 to access an ambulance or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Health Services in Kindersley and Surrounding Area
Other Health Services
With one of the youngest populations per capita in Saskatchewan, Kindersley boasts a multitude of programs and activities for youth in the community.
The Town of Kindersley’s Community Services Department oversees a variety of programs for children throughout the year. Community-based recreational opportunities include hockey, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, swimming, and skating, among other sports.
Classes and private instruction in music, art, and dance are available to youth within Kindersley and surrounding area.
Other clubs and services groups also exist to provide opportunities for children of all ages.
The Kindersley Youth Council plans many activities for youth within the community.
Kindersley Play School
Playschool is a place for 3 & 4 year old children to grow as individuals. Children learn to share and take turns while playing, doing crafts and singing songs. The children gain the skills they need to be ready to start kindergarten and have the opportunity to make some friends along the way. Students must be 3 years old by December 31st and Potty Trained.
When: September through May
- Tuesday and Thursday mornings -9:30-11:30 4-year-olds
- Tuesday and Thursday afternoons – 1:00-3:00 3 & 4-year-olds
- Wednesday and Friday mornings – 9:30-11:30 3 & 4-year-olds
- Wednesday and Friday afternoons – 1:00-3:00 4-year-olds only
Where: St. Paul’s United Church Basement, 502 Main Street
Facebook page: Kindersley Playschool
Playschool is a cooperative. That means that we require participation from parents to operate a fun and safe environment for the children. We require that you attend one cleaning bee and, about once a month, we require you to be a duty parent. This means that you will, once a month, bring a juice or snack (whichever is assigned to you) and help out the teacher in the classroom. The duty parent’s child will be a special helper that day and will be allowed to bring something for show and tell.
West Central Early Childhood Intervention Program
The West Central Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) has been based in Kindersley and provided services to families throughout the region for more than 25 years. The program supports families of children who are delayed in their development or at risk for delay by providing bi-weekly visits to the family home. ECIP personnel help family members learn ways to help their child progress in his/her development, and link the family to other services within the community. Learn more at https://west-central.ecip.ca.
The Kindersley Food Bank is a charitable community organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution.
The Food Bank distributes food hampers once per month from its depot located behind Premier Dance at 110B Railway Avenue.
Application forms are available from Spokes Family Resource Centre (located at Brethren in Christ Church) or the Salvation Army Thrift Store and must be returned on or before the 15th of the month. Health card numbers are also required when completing an application.
Emergency food hampers are also available for special circumstances. Contact the Food Bank at 306-460-7022 for more information.
Food Security Programs
The following agencies contribute to a variety of other programs that support health and sustainable food access for residents:
- Salvation Army Service Extension Unit
- West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Kindersley Branch
- Kindersley and District Co-op’s Good Buy to Hunger Program
- Close’s Family Foods Close the Door to Hunger Program
Location: 1007 1st Street West, Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0
Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 5pm
Directions: Get Directions
The Kindersley Clinic is located beside the Kindersley Integrated Health Care Facility and is staffed by a qualified complement of family physicians able to perform tonsillectomies, most minor surgeries, and obstetrics (including c-sections).
Appointments can be made Monday to Friday. New patients are always welcome.
The formation of the Kindersley Community Advisory Network was a recommendation of the Kindersley Primary Health Care Service Needs Assessment Report conducted from 2014-15. The network was established in summer 2016 after a call for members by both the Heartland Health Region and Town of Kindersley. The network is intended to be a broad representation of the community to help advise the board of the Heartland Regional Health Authority on issues relating to the provision of health services and the allocation of resources within the community.
Members serve a two-year term.
- Communicate community needs to the Authority and provide advice on the relevance of programs and services
- Participate in and provide input to planning discussions
- Foster and contribute to open, supportive, and collaborative climate
Primary Health Care Working Group: Background
Work on the Primary Health Care Service Needs Assessment began in early 2014, and included engagement with physicians, health care providers, patients and families. Public consultation was also achieved through focus groups and outreach to the community to ask their opinion on what is working well and potential improvements to primary health care services in Kindersley. The working group will continue to engage the community by establishing an enduring structure in the form of a Community Advisory Network to provide Heartland Health Region with ongoing advice respecting the provision of health services in Kindersley and area.
The final report was presented by Western Management Consultants (WMC) at a special meeting of the Kindersley Town Council on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
The Region and Town engaged the services of WMC to assess current and anticipated demand for primary health care services in the Kindersley service area. The report recommends action in seven key areas:
- Develop a comprehensive Primary Health Care Services Plan.
- Targeted investments in selected high priority service areas.
- Establish and affirm governance, decision-making, and accountability structures.
- Review existing physician compensation models and provide recommendations on the direction for compensation that supports patient/family-centred care and a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach to service delivery.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive human resources strategy to attract and retain family physicians and other health care professionals.
- Develop and implement formal measures and mechanisms to evaluate the success of the primary health services delivery model in Kindersley and area.
- Engage key internal and external stakeholders.
Executive Summary Presentation
The working group will now begin collaborating on action plans and implementation strategies to address the seven recommendations identified in the report. The working group includes members from the Heartland Health Region, Town of Kindersley, a physician and has the potential to add other members as needed.
What is TERT?
Contact (306) 463-1860 24-hour support.
The Traumatic Events Response Team consists of highly-trained professionals and volunteers who assist persons who have been involved in an extraordinary and/or unpredictable event which cause some degree of crisis or severe stress. Traumatic events can include, but are not limited to the following:
- Events not involving death, but causing distress – emergencies, terrorism, serious accidents and natural disasters
- Deaths caused from suicide, homicide, accident, or terrorism
- Death of children
- Death related to illness
Response is based on assessed need and upon the request of the client/agency needing services. In the case of a traumatic event, the emergency personnel on site should have the contact number. Either they or the victim can place the call to TERT. 24-hour line: (306) 463-1860
The answering service will connect with a member of TERT who will organize a team to meet with persons affected by the traumatic event.