Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Opens In Northwest Toronto
McGuinty Government Improving Access To Care For 3,200 More Patients
Residents of northwest Toronto looking for a primary care provider will have access to a new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic that will provide family health care services closer to home.
The Emery-Keelesdale Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is accepting new patients and will serve more than 3,200 patients once it is at full capacity.
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics offer a team-based approach to frontline health care services by partnering with doctors and other health care providers. The Emery-Keelesdale clinic's team of staff will include four nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, a registered practical nurse, a social worker, a pharmacist, a registered dietitian, a health educator/promoter and a collaborating physician.
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are part of the McGuinty government's Action Plan for Health Care to ensure faster access to family health care and build upon the gains made in health care since 2003.
- The Emery-Keelesdale clinic is one of 22 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics currently accepting patients in Ontario, and one of 26 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics that will open in the province.
- The 26 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics, once open, are expected to serve more than 40,000 patients who currently do not have regular access to a family health care provider.
- Ontario's Health Care Options website helps Ontarians locate health care services closest to home - including Family Health Teams, Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics, Walk-In/After Hours Clinics and Community Health Centres.
“Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are a made-in-Ontario initiative to increase access to family health care. With the opening of the Emery-Keelesdale Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, people who previously had no access to a primary care provider will have the care they need close to home.”
“The establishment of the Emery-Keelesdale Nurse Practitioner Clinic in York South-Weston means that more individuals and families will have faster and direct access to health care. By offering same day or next day appointments when necessary, this clinic will contribute to keeping clients healthy and serve the unique needs of our community.”
“The Emery-Keelesdale Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is an innovative model that is designed to improve access to health care for our residents. The clinic has a comprehensive, team-based approach which will improve the health of our clients and the community.”
Maurice Michelin NP