Have a question?
Below are some commonly asked questions by our current and prospective patients. If you do not find the answer to your question below, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What is a nurse practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced university education and clinical training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. NP’s provide personalized, quality health care to clients with an emphasis on comprehensive care. Ontario Nurse Practitioners provide a full range of health care services to individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings including hospitals and community based clinics in cities and smaller towns in Ontario. At a Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic, NP’s are the main provider of health care services for clients. NP’s work in partnership with other nurses and health care professionals such as social workers, registered dietitians, physiotherapists, pharmacistsand collaborate with a consulting physician, to keep you, your family and your community well.
What is the difference between a Nurse Practitioner and a Doctor?
Traditionally, physicians have provided the majority of primary care services, and unfortunately many Ontarians have not been able to access a family doctor. In order to meet this demand, Ontario is now able to offer a new type of clinic called Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics. These clinics enable Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) to assess, diagnose and treat medical conditions based on their scope of practice and training in primary care.
How do I become a patient?
Simply contact our clinic at glengarryclinic.ca or 613.347.1260 to inquire about becoming a client. You may be asked to add your name to our waiting list depending on our capacity to enroll new clients. You will be contacted in the near future and be asked to complete the registration form. Please note that the GNPLC s target population is to serve those without access to a family doctor or other primary care provider. If you are registered with another Family Doctor/ Nurse Practitioner and wish to transfer your care to the GNPLC you will be asked to sign a formal request to transfer your care and health records to the GNPLC and de-register with your current provider.
Will I have the same Nurse Practitioner for my visits?
When you become a patient at the clinic, you will be assigned to a Nurse Practitioner who will continue to see you for future visits. Occasionally, you may see a different Nurse Practitioner if your appointment was booked on the same day as requested or because of NP availability.
Who is part of the GNPLC team?
The Glengarry NPLC offers you access to a multi-disciplinary team of professionals such as Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, a Social Worker,a Dietitian, Physiotherapist, Chiropractic services and administrative staff. The entire team works together to provide quality primary health care to our patients.
Is the GNPLC a walk-in clinic?
No. The Glengarry NPLC does not offer walk-in services and is not a walk in clinic. You must be a registered client of the clinic and book an appointment to be seen.
What if I have a sudden illness and need to be seen soon?
Call our office in the morning and we will do our best to have you seen that same day or the next day by one of our Nurse Practitioners. It may not be your own Nurse Practitioner, but you will still be seen by someone who cares about you and wants you to feel better soon.
Do you have any appointments after hours?
Yes. Our clinic offers extended hours to 4:00-7:30pm every Wednesday.