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, Thursday and Friday weekly from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 

After Hours: If you require assistance during the day or after hours, please call Telehealth in Ontario at 1-833-943-3900, contact your local pharmacy or present at the closest Emergency Department. In the event of an Emergency, please call 911. 

As of January 1, 2023, Ontarians are now able to stop in at a pharmacy to receive prescriptions for 13 common ailments, such as rashes, pink eye, oral thrush, dermatitis, menstrual cramps, acid reflux, hemorrhoids, cold sores, impetigo, insect bites, tick bites, strains and urinary tract infections (UTIs). As of October 1, 2023, pharmacists can prescribe for six additional ailments including acne, canker sores, diaper rash, yeast infections, parasitic worms (pinworms and threadworms) and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.  Your health card will be required at the pharmacy. For further information please check https://www.ontario.ca/page/government-ontario.  

NEW:  NORTH EAST REGION VIRTUAL CARE CLINIC:  Available to all residents of the North East Region - call 1.888.684.1999 or online at nevirtualcare.ca to set up an appointment with a Nurse Practitioner. The service is available 7 days a week from 1-9 pm ET.  This clinic serves patients who require timely medical care for such things as a new or persisitent cough, fever, rashs or other similar symptoms or imminent concerns that are not life threatening. THIS IS FOR PATIENTS WITH OR WITHOUT A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER.

Quality Improvement Plan (QIP): 2023/2024 

To view our current Quality Improvement Plan (QIP: 2023/2024), please click here

Flu Shots Available 

We are pleased to offer flu vaccine appointments to our patients.  If you are a patient of the North Channel Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic and would like to book your appointment, please contact our office at 705-842-9898.

Questions about COVID-19 Vaccine for Children ages 5 - 11?

Please review the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet found here.  Or visit the SickKids Parent Homework portal at parenthomework.ca.  



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