Four Counties Health Services (FCHS) is a primary care facility people providing emergency care, diagnostic services, and rehabilitation. Serving approximately 23,000 residents, it is located in the village of Newbury at the intersection of Lambton, Kent, Middlesex and Elgin Counties.
Only 40 minutes west of London and just east of Chatham, Four Counties serves a rural population comprised of villages, hamlets and farms. The area boasts a number of local industries, picturesque rural countryside, and a wide variety of recreational activities including local golf courses. The Thames River, popular with canoeists and kayakers, meanders from east to west through the middle of the catchment area. Ten minutes away is Big Bend Conservation area, a popular camping destination and 25 minutes away is the north shore of Lake Erie – an area that caters to anglers, birdwatchers and hikers, with are many trails through the unique Carolinian forests.
FCHS offers extensive outpatient care by provided by medical staff and visiting specialists, 24-hour access to a physician on-call for emergencies, continuing care and minor surgical services, an active and successful Adult Day Centre and supports numerous community programs such as Meals on Wheels, and VON’s Palliative Care Volunteer Program.
With 19 visiting specialists, FCHS provides emergency services close to home, following and helping to navigate patients through the spectrum of health care options.