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  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Health Care Assistants


Hospital Staffing

  • We have 2 RNs, LPNs, and 2 HCAs available on the day and evening shifts.
  • We have 1 RN and LPN on nights to cover the entire facility.
  • A second RN is on call for emergencies and the ambulance crew will respond to help in the ER if necessary.

Medical Clinic RNs

  • An RN works out of the Medical Clinic Monday to Friday
  • This nurse checks INR results on outpatients and, working from an established set of protocols, adjusts the dosages as required.
  • The medical clinic RN also does patient complex care plans.
  • A Chronic Disease Management RN works out of the Medical Clinic as well as the Health Unit.


Diagnostic Imaging Services:

  • The radiology department is staffed from 0845-1700 Monday to Friday and 0800 to 1600 on Saturday and Sunday. A radiologist is also on-call to provide radiological services after hours.
  • We have a portable x-ray machine and all patients can be X-rayed on the emergency stretchers if they can’t be moved to the x-ray department.
  • We do have capability to do IVP’s and we are on the PAC’s system which allows our films to be read remotely.
  • Our Radiology Department provides 24 hour Holter ECG Monitors as well as 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.


Laboratory Services:

Laboratory Services

  • This service provides a comprehensive range of routine and specialized lab testing and clinical consultation.
  • The lab is fully equipped and our technicians are able to do many tests on site.

Lab services available include:

  • blood and body fluid sample collection
  • biochemistry and toxicology
  • urinalysis
  • transfusion medicine
  • hematology                 
  • coagulation studies

The lab receives outpatients from 0830- 1530 Monday-Friday. Laboratory personnel are on call on the weekends and after hours.


Physical Therapy Services

  • Physiotheraphy AreaOur physiotherapist and a physio assistant work Monday-Friday 0830 to 1630.
  • Our physio department is equipped with parallel bars, treadmill, stationary bike, stepper, wall pulleys, reciprocal pulleys, arm egonometer, free weights, and treatment mat.
  • Wheelchair assessments can be done on uncomplicated clients and lower leg assessments are offered.
  • The PT is an AADL authorizer.
  • There is also a private physiotherapy clinic in the Town of Vulcan that is open on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Occupational Therapy

  • We have OT services 2 days/week.
  • The OT offers cognitive assessments, swallowing assessments, home assessments and lower leg assessments.
  • The OT also fits clients with home adaptive equipment.


Recreation Therapy

  • We have a recreation therapist in a 0.5 FTE and a recreation assistant in a 0.63 FTE.
  • Their services and programs are focused on our long-term care population.


Respiratory Therapy

  • A respiratory therapist comes in weekly for PFTs.
  • Outpatients can book and appointment to see the respiratory therapist.
  • Referrals are available for inpatients as well.



  • The Vulcan Community Health Centre has a pharmacist onsite 2 days a week as well as a pharmacy assistant onsite 3 hours per day.
  • There is always a pharmacist on 24 hours call.
  • Pharmacists in the two drug stores in the Town of Vulcan fill prescriptions Monday to Saturday 0900 to 1800.
  • We have a site-specific hospital formulary which physicians can access from any of the RNs.
  • We also have access to the Calgary Health Region formulary.


Health Records:

  • Health Records is staffed Monday to Friday 0800 to 1630.

Mental Health

  • At this time, both our Mental Health Clinician and Social Work duties are handled by one individual who is onsite 4 days per week (Monday to Thursday 0830 to 1645).
  • This individual provides assessment and counselling for a wide variety of conditions and addictions.
  • As a registered social worker, this individual takes self referrals was well as referrals from other health care providers.
  • Counselling services include smoking cessation, grief support, alcohol and drug addictions, financial planning, and advanced care planning.


  • A psychiatrist is onsite on a monthly basis.
  • Appointments are booked through the medical clinic.


Latest News

Updated Expansion Plans

The Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation, in partnership with the Town of Vulcan and Vulcan County, is funding a major expansion and renovation project for the Vulcan Community Health Centre. Click on this link to check out the Health Centre expansion and renovation plans.

Job Opportunities

There are no job openings at the Vulcan Community Health Centre at this time. We are fortunate to have full complement of family physicians working in the Vulcan Medical Clinic. Please check back often as this area of our website will be updated on a regular basis. 

Physicians Currently Associated with the Vulcan Medical Clinic

  • Dr. L. R. Wade - M.D., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P. (0.4FTE)
  • Dr. Sharlene Hudson – M.D., C.C.F.P. (0.4FTE)
  • Dr. Nelisiwe Mbambo –M.D., MBChB (1.0 FTE)
  • Dr. Charl Duvenage –M.D., C.C.F.P. (1.0 FTE)
  • Dr. Hendrik Lourens – M.D. (1.0 FTE)