In Ontario, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses with additional education and experience who are able to order and interpret diagnostic tests, communicate diagnoses, prescribe medications and perform specific procedures.
NPs emphasize health promotion as well as illness/injury prevention and complement rather than replace the care delivered by other health care providers. As well as providing a wide range of health care services to patients, NPs can also help patients to access other health and social services that they may require.
NPs work collaboratively with many other health professionals. In particular, they consult with physicians, as required by the needs of their patients.
Primary Health Care NPs:
Primary Health Care NPs generally work in community settings and provide general primary health care services to people of all ages. For many people, primary health care NPs are their first and most frequent point of contact with the health care system. Examples of the types of health care services provided by primary health care NPs include:
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) at the Temagami FHT is an integral part of the team who collaborates with our physician and other interdisciplinary providers, i.e. RN, mental health worker, dietitian, and respiratory therapist to provide the best possible care for our patients. Our NP provides same day/next day appointments as appropriate and offers extended hours on Tuesdays. Please call (705) 569-3244 to schedule an appointment.
The Temagami Medical Centre and Family Health Team
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A resident of Ontario must have a health card to show that he or she is entitled to health care services paid for by OHIP. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) pays for a wide range of services, however, it does not pay for services that are not medically necessary.
Most of your Ontario health benefits are covered across Canada. The province or territory you are visiting will usually bill the Ontario MOHLTC directly for hospital and physician services. In Quebec, you may have to pay for physician services and then submit your receipt to your local ministry office for payment.
OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you establish residency in Ontario. The Ministry strongly encourages new and returning residents to purchase private health insurance in case you become ill during the OHIP waiting period.
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