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Deer Lodge Centre

Accessing the Centre
Please use the main entrance facing Portage Avenue to enter the building.

COVID-19 Updates

Check here daily for COVID-19 Updates related to Deer Lodge Centre.

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Updated: Aug. 9, 2021

DLC News and Updates

Check here for centre-wide news and information.

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Updated October 15, 2021

Guidelines for Visiting at DLC

Click on the link below for information on visiting options at Deer Lodge Centre. We hope to see you soon!

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Updated: October 13, 2021

Traditional Territories Acknowledgement

Deer Lodge Centre is located and provides health services on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge harms and mistakes, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with First Nation, Métis and Inuit people in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Rapid COVID-19 Testing – DLC Employees

Beginning October 18, 2021, DLC Employees who have been identified as a direct care worker whose role and/or duties place them in direct contact patients/residents/clients or their care environment will be required by Public Health Order to either provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or to participate in regular COVID-19 testing.

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Thanks for your patience and understanding when visiting:

Public Health Restrictions have changed in the community and we understand it might be confusing to have different rules when visiting here. Special visitation guidelines are put in place in health care facilities to ensure we are doing our very best to protect the vulnerable people we serve who are at a higher risk then the general public of becoming very sick if infected with COVID-19.

You can help us make visits safe and enjoyable for everyone by reviewing the VISITATION GUIDELINES and doing your best to follow them while at Deer Lodge.

Thank you!

Schedule a Visit in our Indoor Visitation Centre (IVC)!

The IVC is available for use by friends and family of all patients and residents at DLC. Friends and family who are not fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus can schedule a visit in the IVC by calling the Patient & Resident Inquiries Hotline at 204-833-1760 and select the Indoor Visitation Centre option.

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Shop at the Dancing Bear Gift Shop!

Whether you are looking to buy something for a resident, patient, a family member or yourself, you will certainly find a wide variety of unique and thoughtful items to choose from. The Dancing Bear Gift Shop features items such as plush toys, jewelry, watches, personal accessories and clothing, greeting cards, seasonal decorations, gifts for home and garden, toiletries and snacks.

Our Gift Shop is operated by dedicated members of the Auxiliary. Proceeds from the revenues generated are donated back to the Centre to support resident and patient care.

Gift Shop hours are currently Monday – Friday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.

At Deer Lodge Centre:

Everyone is required to wear a mask even when visiting outside.

Only screened Designated Visitors and fully vaccinated General Visitors may visit with patients and residents in and around the centre including outside.

If you are outside and remove your mask when visiting, you must be at least 6 feet away from others.

People who are not Designated Visitors or fully vaccinated General Visitors may visit in our Indoor Visitation Centre. Visits can be booked by calling 204-833-1760

Go to our Visitation Guidelines page for more information on how you can help make visiting safe for everyone.

Send Well Wishes

Please send electronic notes of encouragement to your loved ones through our “Well Wishes” Program.

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Family Connect Program – Virtual Visits

Deer Lodge Centre is pleased to offer Virtual Visits for friends and family who are not able to visit in person.  Our Recreation Facilitators have been doing a great job helping our patients and residents get connected with their loved ones and are available to help you set up your visit at a time that works for everyone. 

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A note from Deer Lodge Centre Foundation

We’re happy to announce that we’ve developed a procedure for safely receiving food and treat donations for our staff! Those who wish to express their gratitude through donations of this nature can do so by checking out our Food & Hospitality Donation Policy and contacting DLC Foundation Executive Director Nicole LaTourelle in advance at

Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to us in generosity during these unusual times. We appreciate you!

About Deer Lodge Centre

Deer Lodge Centre is a 418 bed Rehabilitation and Long Term Care facility that provides a variety of inpatient, outpatient, residential and outreach programs.

Deer Lodge Centre (DLC) as part of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority provides health services to adults with complex needs in the areas of Rehabilitation, Chronic Care, Dementia Care, Mental Health and Bariatrics.  The programs and services offered at DLC support the needs of clients in a variety of care settings including inpatient programming, outpatient clinics and residential care.  DLC has a long and proud history of caring and an ongoing commitment to the health care needs of Canadian Forces and Veterans.

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