Program Category: Primary Health

Nurse Practitioners

     

Description of the service and role(s)

Our nurse practitioners are a team of registered nurses who have experience and additional education to provide healthcare to clients. Their unique skillset allows them to autonomously diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, prescribe medications, and perform medical procedures. Their whole-person approach allows our nurse practitioners to address needs relating to an individuals physical and mental health, focus on how illness can affect an individual’s life and family as well as offer chronic illness management. The setting they work can range visits in their own offices, in client homes and in other facilities in our community.

Is virtual care available

Phone and video appointments are available to clients who require or prefer virtual care. In-person appointment may be required or suggested based on the reason for the appointment.

What is unique about our services (if anything)

Our nurse practitioners work with an interdisciplinary team of health care and social service providers, which allows the nurse practitioners at SRCHC to more fluidly integrate many needed services into our clients’ care.

Who you serve / are there common populations you serve  

While our nurse practitioners serve clients in all sorts of journeys through life, they strive to provide accessible health care to marginalized populations. The unique background and education enable a nurse practitioner to be well positioned to serve clients at every stage of life, including those who are newcomers to Canada, are Indigenous Canadians, are homeless or underhoused, who use drug and alcohol and who have mental health concerns.

How you accept new patients (referrals?)

Individuals needing a primary care provider can connect with our medical secretaries to complete a registration form. We currently have a wait list of clients who are seeking primary care with SRCHC.

How can people find out more?

We encourage you to call us for more information at (416) 461-2493.