The Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic works under a “Primary Care Model”. Primary care means that it is the point of first-contact in the healthcare system. Primary care involves the diagnosis, treatment, and management of health conditions. It also involves health promotion and disease prevention activities to maintain your health or to prevent you from getting sick. Primary care also helps you to be able to access other health care services that you may need, such as coordination among care providers, or referral to specialized services.                                                                                   

Nurse Practitioners (NP) are Registered Nurses (RN) who have done further training in the diagnosis and management of medical conditions. NP’s have an increased scope of practice that allows them to:

  •        Complete a comprehensive health history and assessment;
  •        Formulate and communicate a diagnosis;
  •        Prescribe medications;
  •        Dispense, sell, and compound medications;
  •        Order and interpret laboratory tests;
  •        Order diagnostic imaging tests                                                                                                                 

Registered Nurses (RNs) are committed to supporting your health and wellbeing through:

  •        Client-centered one-on-one education
  •        Health assessments and symptom triage
  •        Chronic disease management and education
  •        Blood pressure monitoring
  •        Injections/medication administration
  •        Immunizations
  •        Suture/staple removal
  •        Smoking cessation counselling (STOP program)
  •        Community resource coordination