One of the oldest running programs in Canada will be conducting its first clinic of the new year in Cochrane this month.

The March of Dimes Northern Medical Clinics Program, around since 1955, conducts an average of 12-15 clinics yearly in Cochrane and Kirkland Lake.

The Orthopaedic clinic on January 26th in Cochrane will include a diverse group of medical specialists ranging from a Hand, Wrist and Elbow specialist, to a Hip and Knee surgeon.

There will be a total of 15 specialists present during the clinic in Cochrane, all funded by the Ministry of Health alongside United Way and multiple community donors.

In order to attend the clinic patients must be referred by a family physician.

The clinic will be held at the Minto Health Centre in late January.