About Primary Care

Primary care services (family medicine) are delivered by a team of professionals with a focus on health promotion. Team members include nurse practitioners, doctors, nurses, social workers, dietitians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and community support workers. Primary Care Programs are offered both at the Merrickville and Smiths Falls sites.

Do you need a primary care provider?

If you would like to become a primary care client of RCHS, please register with Health Care Connect (HCC) or at 1-800-445-1822.

After-Hours Care

When the clinic is closed, we have a doctor or nurse practitioner on call to help our registered primary care clients with urgent matters.

Merrickville Site clients call 613-269-3400
Smiths Falls Site clients call 613-283-1952

Medical emergencies: Go to a hospital emergency department or call 9-1-1.

Clinical Pharmacist

Our pharmacists work closely with you and your primary care team to ensure medications are used in a safe and effective manner. The pharmacists complete medication reviews, answers drug information questions and provide medication counselling and education, especially for those with chronic and complex conditions.

How to Get Services

A referral from a primary care provider is required to access the clinical pharmacist.

External primary care providers, please click here.