FAQ

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What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have additional education and advanced decision-making skills in the assessment and diagnosis of acute illnesses and injuries and in the management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. They have the knowledge and authority to prescribe certain medications. They are authorized to order laboratory tests, x-rays and other diagnostic tests. They may also refer to other health professionals. NPs provide care to patients of all ages.


How do I become a patient?

To become a patient of the Georgian Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, you will first need to submit a completed adult health profile form. These forms, once completed, get approved by the clinic director, after which the clinic would contact you for an initial thirty minute appointment.


Will I have the same Nurse Practitioner for my visits?

Yes, once you become a patient you would be assigned to a specific nurse practitioner and will see them on the subsequent visits. This allows a clinical relationship to develop between you and your NP.


Who is part of the GNPLC team?

The Georgian Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics is a multi-disciplinary model. Our interprofessional team includes Nurse Practitioners, Collaborative Physicians, Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, Dietitian and Social Worker. The team works collaboratively to provide quality primary health care to our patients.


Is the GNPLC a walk-in clinic?

No, the Georgian Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics does not offer walk-in services. You must book an appointment to be seen, and must be a patient of the clinic to book an appointment.


Do you have any appointments after hours?

Yes. Every Wednesday the clinic’s hours are extended to 6:00 pm in order to accommodate those patients with less flexible schedules.

 

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