FAQ


How do I become a patient?

The clinic is open to anyone who does not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner.

If you would like to become a patient, visit the clinic or download a registration form and email it or fax back to us. You will be contacted to set up an initial appointment.

**There is currently a lengthy waiting list and it may be several months before being contacted by the Clinic for an initial appointment.  ** 

Referrals are also accepted from community partners.

How do I make an appointment

  • Call or come in to the clinic when it opens, usually 9 a.m. {sometimes later on Tuesdays) to request a same day appointment. If all the same day appointment s have been booked, you can try again the next day.
  • Call or come in to the clinic when it opens, usually 9 m. (sometimes later on Tuesdays) to request an appointment within one week. If all the same week appointments have been booked, you can try again the next day or later in the week.
  • Call or come in to the clinic anytime to request a pre-booked appointment several weeks or months in advance.
  • If you are unable to get an appointment when you need one, request that one of the Registered Nurses call you that same day to problem

Call early 705-874-3900 because appointments do tend to fill up quickly first thing in the morning.

Extended hours may be available – ask receptionists for further information.

What can a nurse practitioner do?

  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses and injuries
  • Perform full health check-ups for adults, children and babies
  • Order lab tests, x-rays and ultrasounds
  • Screen for illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and infectious diseases like hepatitis and HIV infection
  • Screen for cancers including breast, colon and cervical cancer
  • Provide education about staying well and preventing health problems
  • Support you to reduce or quit substance use including smoking
  • Give vaccinations to prevent illness
  • Refer to specialist doctors and other health professionals