The clinical services staff is a group of health care providers who work together to give you the best possible integrated services for your health needs. The team includes:
- Family Physicians (doctors)
- Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
- Registered Practical Nurses & Registered Nurses (RPNs & RNs)
- Other health professionals who provide specific services such as Aboriginal Midwifery, Chiropody (foot care), Physiotherapy, Nutrition, and Diabetes Education
Doctor and Nurse Practitioner Services
We provide health care throughout the lifespan, from infancy to elderly. Unless there is an urgent matter, you will need to fill out an information form and have an intake appointment. You will meet with a nurse so we can learn a little more about you and your health needs. Then you are booked for a physical examination which may include blood work and/or routine preventative care and screening.
Common doctor and nurse practitioner services include:
- Illness/Injury prevention & treatment
- Chronic illness monitoring & management
- Well-baby/well-child care
- Blood work
- Pregnancy care
- Annual check-ups
- Referrals to specialists, lab, x-ray and ultrasound testing
SOAHAC staff work with you to select the healing path of your choice. They make sure you are part of decision making in your health and wellness plan. If you choose, your health provider will collaborate with the traditional healing team, so that you also have access to traditional Indigenous medicines and practices.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
At SOAHAC, your primary health care provider might be a doctor, or it might be a nurse practitioner. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are nurses with extended education that allows them to provide a full range of health care services for you and your family. They work in partnership with other members of the health care team, and they are able to meet all of your primary health care needs, including all of the examples provided above.
Additional Clinical Services
Some SOAHAC sites also provide the following services. Please call to learn more.
- Supporting Aboriginal Seniors at Home (SASH)
- Chiropody (specialized foot care)
- Diabetes Education
- Nutrition Counselling
- Aboriginal Midwifery
- FASD Education and Support
- Indigenous Palliative Care
Health Care in Your Community
Some doctors and nurse practitioners also visit nearby communities, including Saugeen, Neyaashiinigmiing (Nawash), Aamjiwnaang, Delaware Nation, and Caldwell. Please call for schedules in your community.