We provide service to anyone who needs health care, from newly pregnant women, babies, children, adolescents, and adults up to and including the elderly. Patients who do not have a primary health care provider can see a Nurse Practitioner. However, please note:
You must be a patient at the North Bay NPLC to see a Nurse Practitioner.
As well, our clinic is in North Bay, so we serve patients who live in Northeastern Ontario. If you have an OHIP number, or have applied for one, you may attend our clinic. You will be asked to show your health card each time you come to the clinic.
We offer individual patient centered care, meaning we work with our patients to establish health goals, and then help them meet these goals. These can be for things like losing weight, living a more active lifestyle, managing stress, controlling blood pressure, receiving vaccinations, quitting smoking, feeling depressed or anxious, or having a check-up. Services are offered in English or French, depending on the patient’s needs.
Did you know that we have a Certified Lactation Consultant on staff? If you are a patient of the clinic, and looking for breastfeeding support, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Terri MacDougall.
Prenatal education classes are not just for first-time moms. Even seasoned parents can learn something new. Our North Bay Health Unit offers prenatal classes online and in person. Choose one below and click:
Prenatal education promotes the maintenance of healthy lifestyles during pregnancy, helping expectant mothers manage stress, support a healthy diet, avoid harmful chemicals and situations, recognize warning signs and symptoms that mean something may be wrong with their pregnancy, and prepare for labor and delivery. Here are some extra resources with lots of helpful information. Click link below if interested:
How you feed your baby is one of many decisions that you will be asked to make during your pregnancy and in the early days of being a parent. It’s important to make an informed decision on how to feed your baby, be prepared with accurate information about infant feeding, and feel supported as you learn to feed and take care of your baby.
Here are some helpful websites. Click link below if interested:
The North Bay Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic participated in the Ontario BFI strategy as we implemented the Breastfeeding BPG while becoming a BPSO.
This video features our Lactation Consultant/NP (Terri MacDougall) and our Dietician (Molly Cleator)
If feeding formula is the right decision for you and you baby, it is important to have the information you need to feel comfortable with this plan. It is difficult to reverse the decision not to breast feed once breastfeeding has stopped. Below is a resource that includes how to choose, prepare and feed your baby formula. Click link if interested:
Hypertension is a complex health condition that occurs when your blood pressure is higher than normal. As you get older, it is more likely you will develop hypertension.
If you have hypertension, you are at a higher risk of having a stroke, a heart attack or damaging your blood vessels and/or organs (e.g. heart, brain, kidney). We have many programs at the clinic to help you manage your hypertension. As well, some of these resources may also be helpful:
Self-management is defined as “The tasks that individuals must undertake to live well with one or more chronic conditions. These tasks including having the confidence to deal with medical management, role management and emotional management of their conditions”*. The North Bay NPLC, in collaboration with its patients strives to set attainable self-management goals.
Workshops are available throughout the district and we encourage you to sign up for one of these sessions. They are offered once/week over 6 weeks.