Eligible patients are encouraged to register online for a new clinic in Kenora. The Sunset Country Family Health Team in Kenora is welcoming three nurse practitioners in the new year.
A nurse practitioner is able to diagnose injuries or illnesses, order and interpret medical tests, as well as prescribe medications.
Colleen Neil is the executive director for Sunset Country, and she says their goal is to accept patients of all ages who meet the eligibility criteria. These includes:
- Are registered with Health Care Connect and for now,
- are permanent residents without a primary care provider.
They also cannot be deemed “medically complex”, meaning they require 10 or more prescriptions,
- require care by many different types of healthcare providers, and
- are frequently hospitalized due to ongoing health problems.
“Choosing a Nurse Practitioner instead of a family physician doesn’t mean you are electing for less care,” she says. “It means that, based on your circumstances and as a result of a thorough Intake Assessment, you and the Nurse Practitioner have determined that this is the right path for your care.”
Eligible patients should register through the province's Health Care Connect.
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