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Algoma residents asked to drive 85 kilometres or more for a blood test

Not everyone may be aware of Thessalon.

The small retirement community is on the north shore of Lake Huron and bills itself as the “gem of Algoma.”

Last October the hospital closed the doors of its medical laboratory to outpatients. This affects a region of about 9,000 people who live to the east of Sault Ste. Marie.

This is not unusual. Thessalon was already an outlier given most hospitals have already closed their doors to outpatient medical laboratory testing. Nobody will say it’s a policy. It just… happened.

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