Welcome to the North Channel Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

The North Channel Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (NC NPLC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides primary health care to residents who do not have a current health care provider.  This service is offered to residents  from Echo Bay to Iron Bridge, Ontario.  A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced university education who provides personalized, quality health care to patients. Ontario nurse practitioners provide a full range of health care services to individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings including hospitals and community based clinics in cities and smaller towns in Ontario. We work in partnership with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals such as social workers, midwives, mental health professionals and pharmacists to keep you, your family and your community well. 

The North Channel NPLC has two locations, with the primary clinic at 135 Dawson Street, Thessalon, Ontario (across from the North Shore Health Network Hospital) plus a secondary location at 3223 Hwy 17B, Echo Bay.  The satellite is currently open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday every week and every second Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

 

Diabetes Self Management Program (DSMP) is offered in 

 Echo Bay starting on Monday, September 9th and running for 6 weeks. Please call Tanya at

705-842-9898 to register. 

The Living Healthy DSMP is a 6-week workshop similar to te CPSMP described below, but with a focus on self management tools for people that have diabetes. All people with diabetes as well as their family members or caregivers are welcome to participate.

The workshop teaches skills for living a healthy life with diabetes including: 

  • What is diabetes                                                                                             
  • Monitoring diabetes
  • Healthy eating
  • Making action plans
  • Problem solving
  • Preventing low blood sugar: hypoglycemia
  • Preventing Complications
  • Introduction to physical activity
  • Nutrition Labels
  • Endurance activities
  • Guided imagery
  • Depression management
  • Positive thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Medication management
  • Strategies for sick day
  • Foot Care
  • Dealing with stress
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Working with your health care professional
  • Looking back and planning for the future

Cancer Thriving and Surviving (CTS)

The Living Healthy CTS is a 6-week workshop similar to the CPSMP described below, but with a focus on self management tools for people that have or had cancer. Family members or caregivers are welcome to participate.

The workshop teaches skills for living a healthy life with cancer including:

  • The mind-body connection
  • Fatigue management and getting help
  • Making action plans
  • Problem solving
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Getting a good night's sleep
  • Fitness during and after cancer treatment
  • Pain management
  • Living with uncertainty
  • Decision making
  • Cancer and changes to your body
  • Healthy eating
  • Communication skills
  • Making healthy food choices
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Depression management
  • Positive thinking
  • Cancer and relationships 
  • Working with your health care professional and the health care system
  • Looking back and planning for the future

Chronic Pain Self Management Program (CPSMP)

The Living Healthy CPSMP is a self management workshop with a focus on self-management tools for people that have chronic pain. Some causes of chronic pain: arthritis and accidents. All people with chronic pain, as well as their family members or caregivers are welcome to participate.

The workshop teaches skills for living a healthy life with chronic pain including:

  • Differences between acute and chronic pain
  • Introduction to pain and the symptom cycle
  • Making action plans
  • Better breathing
  • Introduction to physical activity
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Moving Easy Program
  • Fatigue management
  • Use of the mind
  • Healthy eating
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Medication management
  • Visualization
  • Depression management
  • Positive thinking
  • Guided Imagery
  • Working with your health care professional 
  • Communication about pain
  • Looking back and planning for the future

 

 Space is limitted for each course please call to register with Tanya Allen RN 705-842-9898

 

 

 


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