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Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (NPLC) in Ontario is an innovative primary health care delivery model funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, in which Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are the lead providers of care within an inter-professional health team and support staff. NPLCs improve access to care and focus on the quality of care through enhanced health promotion, disease prevention, chronic disease management and other ailments for clients of all ages and stages that do not currently have a primary health care provider.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced university education and clinical training. NPs work both independently and in collaboration with other health professionals to take care of clients’ mental, emotional, physical and social aspects of their health needs within the nursing scope of practice.
What do NPs do at HF Connecting Health NPLC?
• Provide a full range of health services in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tamil. Interpretation services are available if needed
• Diagnose illnesses and injuries
• Perform holistic and health wellness annual check-ups
• Order and interpret laboratory, diagnostic and other screening tests
• Provide person-centred counselling and education
• Prescribe medications and immunizations
• Perform minor office procedures such as Pap test, ear irrigation, suture, etc.
• Manage stable chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma and mental illnesses
• Manage pre- and post-natal care and well-baby visits
• Refer clients to other health care professionals and specialists as needed