TAYLOR, B.C. – District of Taylor Mayor and Council have passed a resolution that will see the Taylor Medical Clinic remain open for the months of April, May and June.
Livecare, which is the current provider of the clinic, had said they would be ceasing operations at the end of March. The company decided that staying with the Taylor Medical Clinic was not a viable business for them as they were reporting losses.
The District of Taylor will not exceed a budget of $84,000 for the three months that they will keep the clinic open for.
They have broken down the expenses as follows (per month):
- On Site Consultations: $6,000
- Telehealth Consultations: $6,000
- Specialist Consultations: $500
- Physician Travel: $450
- Admin Expenses: $400
- Building and Ground Maintenance: $100
- Internet and Computer Supplies: $300
- Condo and General Expenses: $1,500
- Insurance: $800
- Medical Staff Wages and Emp costs: $7,300
- Medical Supplies: $300
- MOIS Subscription and Implementation: $6,000 (one time fee)
- Pharmanet Subscription: $500
- Stationery/Copier Expenses: $150
- Telehealth Technology: $1,895
- Telephone: $305 (Clinic only)
- Utility – Gas: $100 (Clinic only)
- Utility – Hydro: $210 (Clinic and Condo)
April will come to a total of $32,860 while May and June will come to a total of $25,560.
There are other operational activities that also need to occur. The District has listed them as:
- The transfer of patient records
- The set-up of an MSP Billing number
- Recruitment and contract development for clinic operations, physicians and medical office assistant
- Transition and training to new electronic medical records software
- Investigation and implementation of telehealth technology
The District of Taylor is still trying to work on finding a permanent solution to keep the clinic operational by working possibly with another clinic in the area but for now, the next three months are confirmed that the clinic will stay operational.