You must be a patient at the North Bay NPLC to see a Nurse Practitioner.
How many patients do you have currently?
As of May 2016, we have 2300 patients rostered to the clinic. We continue to take applications from patients who do not have a health care provider. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we cannot guarantee acceptance.
How long will I have to wait for you to contact me?
Patients on the waiting list are contacted directly. We are currently working our way through and contacting those who have been on the list the longest. We also accept referrals from other agencies and health care providers. The main criterion is that patients must not have a health care provider when they apply.
If your care is within the ‘scope of practice’ of a nurse practitioner, you qualify to be a patient at the clinic. The nurse practitioner becomes your primary health care provider, just like a family doctor.
Acceptance to the clinic is a two-step process:
STEP 1 – You will receive a letter in the mail inviting you for a Group Orientation session. This session is an orientation to the clinic and the services we provide. We will also collect more detailed information pertinent to your care. The Group Orientation session is approximately one-hour long. It is a mandatory step to acceptance at the clinic. Children are welcome but are not required to attend.
STEP 2 – The second appointment is to meet with your nurse practitioner for a physical and to discuss your health goals and concerns.
Often we have attempted to contact patients, but they have moved. Please notify us if your circumstances change and we can change your contact information.
How many more patients will you be accepting?
At our maximum capacity, we will have 3200 patients.
If I apply, am I registering with Health Care Connect too?
No. You are only applying to become a patient at our clinic. We strongly encourage you to sign up with Health Care Connect in order to find you the first available health care provider. By applying here, you are not automatically registered with Health Care Connect. To do so, please call 1-800-445-1822 or visit: hcc3.hcc.moh.gov.on.ca/HCCWeb/faces/layoutHCCSplash.jsp
How to Apply:
- Online application form below
- In person at our office 524 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay – to obtain or complete an application.
Please complete the form below and click the Submit button.