FAQs

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners are nurses with advanced nursing degrees and nursing experience. Nurse Practitioners also have developed advanced decision-making skills in the assessment and diagnosis of acute illnesses and injuries. They are health care professionals who treat the whole person, addressing needs relating to their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being; gathering their medical history, focusing on how their illness is affecting their lives and their family; offering suggestions for people to lead a healthier lifestyle, managing chronic discomfort/pain and illness.

As a Nurse Practitioner, they can:

Where do Nurse Practitioners work?

You will find Nurse Practitioners in many health care settings such as:

What are the benefits of having a Nurse Practitioner?

All Nurse Practitioners bring value to the health care system for the following reasons:

Who is a part of the North Channel Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic?

The North Channel NPLC is managed by an Administrative Lead and a Clinical Lead. The professional team  includes Nurse Practitioners, a Registered Nurse, a Registered Practical Nurse, a Social Worker and Administrative Assistant. The team works collaboratively to provide quality health care to our patients.

Our hours of operation are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday. After hours appointments are accommodated upon request.

How do I become a patient?

To become a patient of the North Channel Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic you will need to contact the clinic to complete a registration form. Once completed, after receiving approval from the clinic director, you will be offered an appointment.

NB*- The North Channel Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic only is able to accept patients who do not currently have a family physician or a health care provider.

Who Consult a Social Worker?

People from all age groups and all walks of life consult social workers. Social workers provide services to individuals, couples, families, groups, communities and corporations.

Why Should I Consult a Social Worker?