Fredericton pilot supports pregnant NBers with no family doctor

A six-month pilot project at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton aims to support pregnant individuals who don’t have a primary care provider.

The Horizon Health Network announced Tuesday the hospital’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology would run a new prenatal care program starting on June 5 for pregnant individuals to be seen by an obstetrician for the duration of their pregnancy.

“Ensuring pregnant individuals have access to care during such a critical time aligns with our critical action plan of providing access to safe and quality services,” said Margaret Melanson, Horizon’s interim president and CEO, in a news release.

“Thanks to our dedicated staff and physicians, we’ll be able to help these expecting individuals receive the consistent prenatal care they need.”

Officials say this program is expected to help around 40 pregnant individuals every month.

Those in the Fredericton area who don’t have a primary care provider and are pregnant can self-refer and register for this program anytime by calling 506-259-0798.

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