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An increasing number of medical services can now be provided by Quebec nurses. Cliniques Médicales Lacroix offer you privileged access to these services. Enjoy quick access to a multitude of nursing services!
A number of people living with STBBIs have no symptoms of their condition. Yet sexually transmitted blood-born infections have a profound impact on health. Screening is recommended for a multitude of reasons, ranging from unprotected sexual relations to planning a pregnancy. Whatever the reason you wish to use the STBBI (STI) screening service, Cliniques Médicales Lacroix provides you with a fast, safe, and entirely confidential service.
Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect against certain serious diseases. Although not mandatory in Quebec, vaccination is strongly recommended by health professionals and recognized as an excellent way to protect yourself and those around you.
A Pap test is a medical procedure that removes a few cells of the cervix, analyzes them, and screens for pre-cancerous conditions. This procedure only takes a few minutes and does not generally cause pain.
Control glucose levels in order to keep them within the acceptable limits. The blood glucose test performed at Cliniques Médicales Lacroix allow you to obtain the appropriate medical follow-up based on your condition and your blood glucose profile.
To increase the chances of healing, performing a thorough assessment of the wound is crucial. As a result of this critical step, the health professional can determine the best treatment and follow-up plan for the wound to ensure optimal tissue regeneration.
Depending on the bandaged wound and its location on the body, dressing changes often require the assistance of health professionals. Cliniques Médicales Lacroix offer this essential service for fast and optimal wound healing.
Wicking drained abscesses is a vital step in the healing process. To ensure that the cavity left by the abscess drainage can close without complications, it is necessary to replace the wicks. Do not leave healing to chance; rather, trust the health professionals at Cliniques Médicales Lacroix for optimal treatment and follow-up of your abscess.
Selecting your first contraceptive method is not always easy with several options to choose from. The nurse can introduce you to the various methods of contraception and help you understand the specifics of each according to your age, medical condition, and personal situation. They will be able to prescribe you the best one and clearly explain both how to use it and dosage. This way, you can fully benefit from the effectiveness of the product you decide on.
Otitis externa is inflammation and infection of the part of the ear located between the pinna (visible part of the ear) and eardrum. It often located at the level of the auditory canal and are caused by bacteria or, in rare cases, fungi from the outside environment which multiply when exposed to moisture. Among others, common symptoms include itching, redness, swelling, unpleasant odours and leaking.
Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx, or simply, throat. The pharynx is the anterior part of the both gastro-intestinal and respiratory systems. It starts behind the nose, extends past the back of the mouth, passes through the larynx until the esophagus opening (tube that leads to the stomach). Although it is more common that a virus cause pharyngitis, a bacterium may still be the source of the signs and symptoms.
For some people, excess earwax build-up causes discomfort and affects hearing health. Visit Cliniques Médicales Lacroix for a fast and easy ear irrigation to soothe the irritations caused be excess earwax build-up.
Sinusitis is inflammation or hypertrophy of the mucous membrane that lines the air-filled cavities inside the skull around the eyes and nose (sinus). Sinusitis is usually caused by bacteria or resulting from a viral infection (e.g. cold). Acute sinusitis is often associated with an infection of the upper respiratory tract, swimming, allergic rhinitis, or following a dental procedure.
Chronic sinusitis is particularly associated with polyps in the nasal sinus cavities or recurrent allergies. These two types of inflammation occur when natural mucus becomes trapped in the cavities, which then creates an environment conducive to the growth of pathogenic microorganisms that enter the body. Occasionally, the normal mechanisms of cilia in the mucous membrane are affected and can no longer allow mucus to escape.
Tonsillitis is acute or chronic inflammation of the tonsils and is more commonly caused by bacteria than a virus. As part of the lymphatic system, these organs actively participate in protecting the body by producing white blood cells and antibodies. It is normal for these tissues to swell when the body fights infection but quickly return to their initial state shortly after. Common symptoms include throat pain, which can spread to the ears, fever, and general discomfort.
Diabetes transforms lives every day. Changing eating habits, taking medication, major psychological impacts: our team of professionals will support you in this step to help you adapt to and monitor your medical condition.i
Whether you have heart arrhythmia or high blood pressure, our numerous analytical tools provide an accurate diagnosis of your medical condition to determine the best actions to take.
An IUD is a safe, reliable, and highly affordable method of contraception as it can remain inside the uterus for several years. It requires a small medical procedure to ensure it is inserted properly.
Urethritis is acute or chronic inflammation of the urethra (the tube through which passes) and cystitis is acute or chronic inflammation of the bladder. These infections are more commonly caused by bacteria than by a virus, fungus, or parasite. It is difficult to specify which of the structures is actually affected when performing urine analysis and culture because both can add components to be analyzed in the urine when it is collected. Common signs and symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection are burning sensation when urinating, urinary urgency, an abnormally frequent need to urinate, and sensitivity at the top of the pubic and lumbar regions.
Our nurses care about your well being. They will greet you promptly in a quiet environment for blood tests or collection. Your results will be sent to your doctor without delay. A copy of your laboratory results is provided upon request.
Laboratory fees are charged according to CDL Laboratories’ price list. Prices are competitive and eligible for reimbursement through most group insurance companies or eligible for the tax credit for medical expenses.
Some tests require a 12-hour fast and no alcohol consumption or strenuous exercise within 48 hours of the day collection. The nurse will give you the details when you make your appointment.
BLOOD ANALYSES IN PRIVATE LABORATORY:
Clinique Lacroix’s network of clinics works with several private laboratories for sample analysis in order to ensure that companies or individuals can get their results within 48 hours following their blood tests.