Medical Services in the Whitewater Region



Health care has been receiving considerable attention recently as the demand for medical services increases creating an insufficient number of physicians and long waiting times for medical diagnosis and treatment. Within the Township of Whitewater Region, the number of physicians practising medicine has declined over the years. Attention is now being focused on alternative models of health care to address the issue of underserviced primary health care within the Whitewater Bromley area.


Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre
Advisory Board of Directors

The Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre (WBCHC) is a nonprofit, community-governed organization established to address the problem of underserviced primary health care in this area. A community health centre provides primary health care, health promotion and community development through a staff of health providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists and dieticians as determined by the needs of local citizens.

The WBCHC operates out of two primary sites: 70 Main Street, Cobden and 20 Robertson Drive, Beachburg in the Whitewater Health Centre. The WBCHC is now part of Lanark Health and Community Services and with the assistance of funding received from the provincial government for a Community Health Centre, each site has undergone major renovations. They have also hired additional staff expanding the health care services offered. In addition, the WBCHC provides programs at other area locations such as older adult exercise, an adolescent health clinic and youth fitness.

Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre
Cobden Site Beachburg Site

PO Box 509
70 Main Street, Cobden
Telephone: (613) 646-7997


20 Robertson Drive, Beachburg
Telephone: (613) 582-3685


Dr. Carey Purdon
55 John Street, Cobden
Telephone: (613) 646-2436
Dr. Mark Jackson
49 Pembroke Street, Cobden
Telephone: (613) 646-7300 or
There are three hospitals located in close proximity to the Township that provide essential services to area residents. To serve the community better, major renovations have taken place at both the Pembroke Regional Hospital and the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.
Pembroke Regional Hospital

705 MacKay Street, Pembroke
Telephone: (613) 732-2811

The Pembroke Regional Hospital provides medical services in the areas of general medicine, surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, ambulatory clinics plus countywide mental health and rehabilitation services.

Renfrew Victoria Hospital

499 Raglan Street North, Renfrew
Telephone: (613) 432-4851

Some of the services provided by the Renfrew Victoria Hospital include:

■ in-patient services (ie. general surgery, obstetrics and pediatrics)
■ ambulatory services (ie. emergency services and day surgery)
■ diagnostic and therapeutic services (ie. physiotherapy and nutrition)
■ outreach services

Pontiac Hospital Centre

200 Argue, Shawville PQ
Telephone: (819) 647-2211

The Pontiac Hospital Centre offers medical services in the areas of:

■ general care (ie. surgery)
■ pharmacy
■ obstetrics
■ ambulatory care (ie. emergency, intensive care and day medicine)
■ diagnostic services (ie. radiology, respiratory therapy)

Country Haven Retirement Home
1387 Beachburg Road, Beachburg
Telephone: (613) 582-7021
Caressant Care Cobden Nursing Home & Retirement Home
12 Wren Drive, Cobden
Telephone: (613) 646-2109