After many years without medical services available locally, Caroline area residents will once again be able to see a doctor from the Rocky medical team in Caroline, beginning on Tuesday, September 7, and every Tuesday after that. The clinic will be located in the space Lasting Impressions used to occupy in the mini mall just south of ATB Financial. The Caroline and District Chamber of Commerce has spearheaded this initiative and according to Chamber President, Reg Dean, a key player in the process has been Caroline Mayor Laura Cudmore, who is also a member of the chamber. Dean noted that arrangements will be made for medical supplies, such as drugs, etc., to be available locally as well. (An Innisfail based pharmacist used to accompany the Innisfail doctors to Caroline with supplies for this service in the past).
The main financial contributors to this 2 year project are the Village of Caroline ($20,000) and Clearwater County ($30,000), leaving a budget shortfall of some $18,000 that will have to be picked up by the community.