Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help care providers and patients engage in conversations about tests, treatments and procedures.

When it comes to your health sometimes LESS is more. Click here for Four Questions to ask your doctor: 

  1. Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure?
  2. What are the downsides?
  3. Are there simpler, safer options?
  4. What happens if I do nothing?

Do you think you need antibiotics? Antibiotics don’t help most viral respiratory infections, and they can even be harmful.  Click here for questions to ask your doctor, and click here for more information about treating colds, flu and other respiratory illnesses.

Do you have lower back pain? X-rays may not be needed. Click here to see when imaging tests may be required. Click here for information on how to treat lower back pain.

Do you have a serious illness? Click here for questions to ask your doctor and click here for some tips for when it's time to talk about a serious illness. 

For more information about a range of health topics please visit the Choosing Wisely Canada website.

Bluewater Health Choosing Wisely Media Releases:
Bluewater Health Achieves Choosing Wisely Designation
Bluewater Health Hosted Regional Orthopedic Symposium

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Maps & Directions

Bluewater Health’s programs and services are distributed across two locations, Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. 

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Emergency Care

Bluewater Health’s Emergency Department (ED) provides safe, quality emergency nursing and medical care to patients.

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Patient Virtual Visit

Due to COVID-19, Bluewater Health currently has restrictions in place limiting family support and visiting in the hospital – but that doesn't mean you can't connect with your loved ones. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a 15-minute virtual visit with a loved one in hospital.

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Locate a Patient

Find or contact a patient by telephone, email or e-card.

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Compliments & Concerns

We are always looking for ways to improve, and welcome your questions, comments, suggestions and concerns. If you’re in hospital, please speak to the hospital staff.

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