WHAT IS A NURSE PRACTITIONER?
A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with extra university education and skills.
In Ontario, legislation allows a Nurse Practitioner authority to:
- Diagnose and treat common illnesses and injuries
- Prescribe certain medications
- Order certain laboratory and diagnostic tests
WHAT CAN A NURSE PRACTITIONER DO?
A Nurse Practitioner can:
- Diagnose and treat common illnesses such as colds, earaches, and urinary tract infections
- Perform physical check-ups and annual exams
- Provide health promotion and prevention education to individuals and families
- Make referrals to family physicians, specialists, and other health care professionals
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
You may call the East-end site to make an appointment at 519-255-1127.
WHO IS ALLOWED TO SEE THE NURSE PRACTITIONER AT THE MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL?
Any client of the Multicultural Council who does not have a family doctor is allowed to see the Nurse Practitioner. The service is free and you do not even have to have an Ontario health card. The Nurse Practitioner can see clients of all ages and both genders.
WHICH LOCATION WILL THE NURSE PRACTITIONER BE AT?
The main location of the Nurse Practitioner will be the East-end Site. However, the Nurse Practitioner will also be at the Downtown Site at certain times.
DO I NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR AFTER SEEING THE NURSE PRACTITIONER?
Not necessarily. The Nurse Practitioner will work with doctors and health care professionals to meet all of your health care needs. In serious cases, the Nurse Practitioner will consult with a doctor or direct you to a doctor, clinic, or emergency room.