On April 17, 2023, the Workers Compensation Board launched the Worker Care Clinic Pilot Project. A Worker Care Clinic is a clinic that provides injured workers with an option for timely access to medical treatment by physicians with a knowledge of workplace injuries.
What do I need to know?
- There is currently one Winnipeg-based Worker Care Clinic, KALO Medical Clinic, located at 1107 Munroe Avenue
- The Worker Care Clinic focuses on new, acute workplace injuries such as sprains, strains and other minor injuries that do not require hospitalization
- The Worker Care Clinic has onsite x-ray and can accommodate treatment of fractures which require casting or splinting. The clinic has wrist and knee braces available as well as walking boots.
- The Worker Care Clinic can also treat lacerations and foreign bodies in the eyes. More information on the services the clinic offers can be found HERE
- Attending the Worker Care Clinic is completely optional - injured workers can choose to visit their family physician or another healthcare provider instead
What are the benefits?
- Timely access to treatment
- The injured worker will be seen by a physician familiar with occupational injuries
- Reports will be completed and submitted to the WCB often the same day, or at maximum within 2 business days to avoid delays in adjudication and management of the worker's claim
- The new Worker Care Clinic report includes a functional abilities portion to ensure work capabilities are relayed to you and the WCB in a timely fashion to assist in the development of a return to work plan, when suitable
To attend a Worker Care Clinic:
Injured workers should call the KALO Medical Clinic, Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 204-560-3585 to request an appointment.
For further information:
If you would like to request these materials, or if you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.