New Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Improving Health Care in Scarborough
Hong Fook Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Now Open
A new nurse practitioner-led clinic is offering family health care services closer to home for residents in Scarborough.
The new Hong Fook Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will focus on immigrant health to support Scarborough's Asian community. At full capacity the clinic is expected to provide care to over 3,200 people in Scarborough who currently do not have access to a family health care provider.
Ontario's nurse practitioner-led clinics are the first of their kind in North America and offer important health services such as comprehensive primary care, illness prevention and health promotion, diagnosis and treatment of episodic and chronic illness, health assessments and primary mental health care.
Supporting nurse practitioner-led clinics is part of the Ontario government's Action Plan for Health Care and its commitment to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
- Nurse practitioners in these clinics work collaboratively with an inter-professional team of health care providers and support staff, which may include registered nurses, registered practical nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists and social workers.
- When all 25 nurse practitioner-led clinics are at full capacity, they are expected to serve more than 40,000 patients across Ontario.
“Nurse practitioner-led clinics are a made-in-Ontario initiative to make it easier and faster for families to access primary care in their local community. With the opening of the Hong Fook Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, people who previously had no access to a primary care provider will have the care they need close to home.”
“Today's health care requires a multifaceted team of medical professionals working together to provide individualized care for our patients. This new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will provide vital mental and physical health care for Scarborough's diverse community.”
“The Hong Fook Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will play a vital role in serving Scarborough’s diverse community. Our nurse practitioners and other allied health care professionals look forward to providing the highest level of culturally competent, collaborative care to our patients.”