What Is Ambulatory Care?

The Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) provides outpatient medical and surgical treatments to patients who do not require admission to the hospital.  Clinics run throughout the week offering a number of services to community members. Specialists at each clinic rely on the ACU to coordinate a variety of Sault Area Hospital resources including nursing and support staff, special equipment and examination rooms, x-ray, and lab tests for procedures that need to be performed in a hospital setting.

The ACU operates completely on a referral basis, and appointments to all clinics are made directly through the physicians’ office, patients cannot directly book appointments with the ACU. 

Currently Offered Clinics 

Ambulatory Care currently offers the following clinics: 

Hours of Operation

Hours of operation of the ACU depend on volume and the day of the week, but generally, reception is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Individual clinics within the ACU operate on their own schedules.

The main reception can be reached at (705) 759-3434 ext. 3810 during normal business hours. 

We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult. Often our phone lines are busy or are turned over to the message center so our staff can prepare for clinic visits or help other patients. We make every effort to return your call within 24 hours.

When You Arrive 

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment at the main reception of ambulatory care with your health card (OHIP card) to register.

Please take a number from our automated dispensing machine and then take a seat in the waiting room until your number is called.

Once you have been registered you will be directed to your scheduled clinic for further assessment and instruction. 

Before You Leave

After every appointment, a member of your health care team will explain your follow-up care and instructions to you including any new appointments.

If you are unsure of what your next steps are or require clarification, do not be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.

Current COVID-19 Guidelines

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All patients must pass through the screening station to ensure they have no signs and symptoms of COVID-19. You will be asked about travel history and symptoms. Patients will be provided with a mask at the screening station which must be worn at all times covering the mouth and nose.

You may also receive a screening call from your scheduled clinic prior to your appointment as well.

Patients are reminded to maintain 2 meters or 6 feet of physical distance from others at all times.