Working together with the West Nipissing Community Health Centre, Nurse Practitioner services are offered weekly at the Lawrence Commanda Health Centre. To be eligible for this primary health care service a client must meet the following criteria:
Registered band members of Nipissing First Nation or a related family member residing on-reserve, and, currently has no family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
Registered band member residing within the West Nipissing District, and, currently has no Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
New clients will be assessed by the Nurse Practitioner at the first visit. Clients must consent to having medical information entered into and electronic medical record.
Space is limited and appointments are required.
Our mission is to improve the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health of Nipissing First Nation members by providing prevention and intervention health care services that will strengthen family and community self-reliance and well-being. We will reduce dependency on the “treatment model” by providing people with the tools and skills to help themselves, increasing the co-ordination and integration of health care services, and providing support to individuals and families in need.
Through self-care concepts, individuals will take direct responsibility for their own health and their families’ health. This will help them gain confidence and feel better about themselves.
We will achieve this through a balanced approach to health care service delivery that integrates western and traditional caregivers and practices. This will help strengthen our families and community.
Our ultimate goal is “to help people feel good about themselves.”
For more information or if you have any inquiries call the Health Centre (705) 753-3312