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.


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 Immunization Clinic - May 20th 

The upcoming Thessalon Community COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held on Thursday, May 20th, 2021, at the Thessalon Memorial Community Arena, located at 132 Main Street, Thessalon, ON. 

Current Eligibility includes: 
- Population 60+
- High-risk congregate settings
- Individuals with highest risk chronic conditions and their caregivers
- Individuals with high risk health conditions (New) 
- First group of essential workers who cannot work from home (New)
- Licensed child care workers
- Education workers who provide direct daily support to students with special education needs 
- Indigenous adults (18+ and household members) 
- Staff and essential caregivers in long-term care, retirement homes and other congregate care settings for seniors
- Healthcare workers
- Faith leaders 
- Adult recipients of chronic home care 

To book your appointment call 705-541-7085 from 9 am to 4 pm starting on Thursday, May 13th, 2021.   

Full booking and eligibility details can be found on the Algoma Public Health website, under their vaccination page:  https://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-clinics-in-algoma/#priority-based 

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


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