MCA: DOH, DCSS announce Recovery Care Mobile Clinic

Press Release

May 16, 2022

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s (MCA) Department of Health and Department of Community & Social Services (DCSS) is announcing a partnership with Recovery Care and Cornwall Community Hospital to provide a recovery care mobile clinic available to the Akwesasne community. The Recovery Mobile Care Clinic will be parked at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena on Thursdays, beginning on May 19th.

The Cornwall Hospital/Recovery Care Mobile Clinic will be available for community members on Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The mobile clinic will have a registered nurse (RN), an addictions counselor, and a physician (via telemedicine) on board, and set up the same as a medical office exam room. The staff onboard will provide support, education, and treatments for:
• Substance use
• Infectious disease education, testing, and treatment (HepC/HIV), and prophylaxis treatment (PEP/PREP)
• General wound care
• Some primary care (around infections)
• Smoking cessation including free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) supports for 30+ weeks
• Linkage to general community supports
• Other support services

Narcan will be available for distribution, as well as some personal care products (socks, boost, feminine hygiene products, protein bars, etc.)

For questions about the mobile clinic, please contact the Wholistic Health & Wellness Program at 613-575-2341 ext. 3109. Community members can also contact Recovery Care via email at [email protected]

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