While Brome Lake’s residents are waiting for new doctors to be assigned to the Knowlton Clinic, the UMF (Family Medicine Unit) on South Street in Cowansville has closed its “no appointment necessary” service to all those who do not have a doctor affiliated with the UMF.

“This decision was taken in early July, because our doctors were no longer up to the task,” the UMF receptionist told us.

Recall that during July the Cowansville UMF was still able to act like a safety valve, serving TBL residents desiring to consult a doc- tor “without an appointment” in cases where the Knowlton Clinic was unable to handle them.

So currently we are not seeing an improvement in the availability of medical services in Brome Lake…quite the contrary!

Translation: Tam Davis