Primary Health Care

The West Elgin Community Health Centre delivers primary care to registered clients. Our Primary Health Care Team consists of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners (NP), Registered Nurses (RN), and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN).

Examples of Primary Care Services include:IMG_1494

  • Illness prevention and health promotion
  • Assessment and management of chronic and acute health conditions
  • Support for people with terminal illness
  • Education and support for self-care
  • Illness prevention and health promotion
  • After hours on-call services
  • Influenza vaccination clinics

Each client is assigned to either a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician, depending on individual medical needs. A client may see another provider if their assigned provider is unavailable.

Becoming a Client

To see a member of our Primary Health Care Team, you must be a registered client. To become registered you:

  • Must complete an application form (available in reception)
  • May have your name put on a wait-list
  • Will be called (in the order people have applied) to schedule an intake appointment

As a Registered Client, you:

  • Are assigned to one of our providers (a physician, or a nurse practitioner)
  • Can be seen by another provider if the one you are assigned to is unable to see you
  • Are able to utilize the on-site lab services offered here in conjunction with Gamma-Dynacare
  • Are able to participate in our free flu vaccine clinics, which are held each fall
  • Are able to access the after-hours on-call service provided by our physicians and nurse practitioners
  • Are able to access all programs and services offered by the Health Centre

Become involved in your own care

We believe that clients are equal partners in their health care decisions, and that health includes social, emotional, mental and spiritual and physical well-being. These beliefs guide our approach to Primary Care, so we make sure clients are properly informed about their medical conditions and that they understand the reasons for tests and options for treatments. We also encourage questions about your health care. Our providers are available to support individuals making positive changes to their lifestyle, and we encourage clients to play an active role in their health care plan.