Family Medicine

The Family Medicine Program at St. Boniface focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic disease, as well as the promotion and maintenance of general good health in the individual. The program inlcudes a family medicine inpatient unit, a palliative care unit and the Family Medical Centre.

Family Medical Centre

After more than four decades as a family medicine teaching unit and serving thousands of patients, the Family Medical Centre (FMC) in St. Boniface closed its doors as of June 28, 2019.

If you were a patient at FMC and your care has not yet been transferred to a new primary care provider, please call Family Doctor Finder at 204-786-7111 or toll-free at 1-866-690-8260 so they can assist you in making new arrangements.

If your new or existing provider moved to an ACCESS Centre, your electronic health record will have been transferred to the new office.

If you or your new provider require a copy of your health record, please note the following:

  • Health records before 2012 are kept at St. Boniface Hospital in paper form only. Copies are available from the Health Records Department by calling 204-237-2421.
  • Health records from 2012 and after are in electronic form. After August 8, 2019, they will be available at the ACCESS Fort Garry Centre by calling 204-940-7499.

Family Medicine Inpatient Unit

Our inpatient unit provides holistic patient-centered care to over 750 patients per year.

Palliative Care Unit

In 1974, St. Boniface became the first hospital in Canada to create a palliative care program. Today, St. Boniface is home to an advanced palliative care unit and part of the Winnipeg regional palliative care program.

In an environment designed to support care to patients and families, the program offers inpatient and outpatient services and focuses on protecting the dignity, easing the suffering and preserving the overall quality of life of those who are reaching the end of life. The 15 private, residential-style rooms provide a warm, family-oriented environment. The unit also features a large solarium where patients and families can enjoy a view of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

A team also assists with supportive care and symptom management for palliative patients in other areas throughout the hospital as well as patients living at home in the community.