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 several services to community members. Specialists at each clinic rely on the ACU to coordinate various Sault Area Hospital resources, including nursing and support staff, special equipment and examination rooms, x-rays, and lab tests for procedures that need to be performed in a hospital setting.

The ACU operates entirely 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

The ACU’s operating hours depend on volume and the day of the week, but generally, reception is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Individual clinics within the ACU operate on their own schedules.

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

We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be challenging. 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 registered, you will be directed to your scheduled clinic for further assessment and instruction. 


Before You Leave

After every appointment, a healthcare team member will explain your follow-up care and provide instructions, including any new appointments.

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