NURSE PRACTITIONER SERVICES
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced university education who provides personalized, quality health care to patients. Ontario nurse practitioners provide a full range of health care services to individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings including hospitals and community based clinics in cities and smaller towns in Ontario. Nurse practitioners can diagnose and treat common injuries and illnesses, write some prescriptions and order blood and diagnostic tests.
Why see a Nurse Practitioner?
Some of the reasons that people see a nurse practitioner include:
- Women’s health
- Chronic disease management
- Family health (including prenatal and postpartum care)
- Periodic Physicals
- Immunizations (including travel vaccines)
What do Blue Sky Family Health Team Nurse Practitioners do?
The nurse practitioner’s at the Blue Sky Family Health Team are involved in a variety of programs and provide general primary health care services for patients of all ages. For some people, the nurse practitioner is their most frequent point of contact with the health care system.
Who can use this service?
Nurse Practitioner support is for all Blue Sky patients.
How do patients access the Nurse Practitioner?
Referrals are generated through the Blue Sky Family Health Team physicians.