The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre emergency department will be temporarily closed from 6:30AM to 5:00PM today (Monday, March 13) due to a lack in physician coverage. Inpatients will not be affected by the closure. 

Those seeking medical care will be redirected to emergency departments in other communities in Wetaskiwin, Lacombe, and Red Deer. As always, those experiencing an emergency should call 9-1-1. Residents are also reminded to call 8-1-1 for non-emergent health related questions.