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 and Thursday every week 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.


Important Notice – COVID 19

The North Channel NPLC is limiting non-urgent appointments in an effort to reduce avoidable patient visits to the clinic.  If you have an upcoming appointment, please be aware it may be cancelled, postponed or handled over the phone. Patients can also choose to cancel their own appointments if they are non-urgent.

Please self-isolate if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • you have a mild respiratory illness, fever and cough;

  • you have recently travelled internationally including Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in the last 14 days;

  • you have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19; or

  • you have been in close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has travelled internationally including the United States

If any of these are applicable please call Algoma Public Health at 705 759 5404 or 1 877 604 4567 for instructions.  Please contact these numbers before going to an Emergency Department at your local hospital.  For updated information please visit:  www.algomapublichealth.com

Next Thessalon COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic booking youth aged 12 to 17 and household members 

The June 17th, 2021 Thessalon Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be booking youths aged 12 to 17 and their household members, as well a limited spot available for individuals 18+.  The clinic will be held at the Thessalon Memorial Community Arena at 132 Main Street, Thessalon from 3:00 to 5:30 pm.

To book your appointment for the June 17th clinic call 705-541-7370 or 1-888-440-3730.  Phone lines open June 9th, 2021 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for bookings. 

Children must be 12 years of age at the time of vaccination.

Due to limited vaccine supply, appointments are only available to people that live or work in this region of Algoma.

2nd Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments 

If you have had your first dose at one of the mass immunization clinics in Thessalon or Richards Landing and are eligible to receive your 2nd dose, you will be contacted directly by an Algoma Public Health clinic staff member who will assist you in scheduling your 2nd dose appointment.  You are not required to call to schedule your next appointment.  Eligibility is based on when you received your first dose.  

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