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NOTL Health Care Clinic

NOTL Health Care Clinic

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Location: NOTL Health Care Clinic is located inside the Village Medical Centre at 101 Garrison Village Drive, Niagara on the Lake.
Contact Number:  289-272-0441

The NOTL Health Care Clinic will have pre-booked morning appointments and a Walk-In Clinic in the afternoon.

*Please note: The NOTL Health Care Clinic will be serving individuals without a family doctor, and visitors to the area by appointment and walk-ins. The Nurse Practitioner will be providing ongoing chronic, preventative and urgent care. NNFHT patients i.e. (who have a family doctor with our team) cannot visit the NOTL Health Care Clinic.

What is a Nurse Practitioner

  • A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced education, skills and experience who provides personalized, quality health care to the people of Ontario.
  • As Registered Nurses in the Extended Class [RN (EC)] they are regulated by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
  • Only nurses who are registered in the Extended Class can refer to themselves as Nurse Practitioners.
  • Maintaining registration in the Extended Class requires ongoing education, training and complying with a high level quality assurance program.
  • In Ontario, the average Nurse Practitioner works for 16 years as a Registered Nurse before returning to school to complete a Master’s degree or post baccalaureate certificate to qualify as an NP (CRaNHR NP Workforce Study, 2012)

What does a Nurse Practitioner do?

NPs have the competency to:

  • diagnose
  • order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • prescribe all medications
  • perform medical procedures

They work with individuals and families to manage illness or chronic conditions, prevent illness through health screening, and promote wellness through education and community resources. In essence, NPs bring together the medical knowledge needed to diagnose and treat illnesses with the values and skills of nursing.