In 2007, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced the creation of 25 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics across Ontario. These clinics, referred to as Health Zone, are a new health care delivery model which puts nurse practitioners on the front lines as lead providers of primary health care. Through a collaborative approach including registered nurses, family physicians and other health care professionals, the clinics provide valuable family health care to men, women and children who do not have access to a primary health care provider.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care had much to say about Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics: “ clinics are a made-in-Ontario initiative that demonstrates our government’s commitment to increasing access to primary health care. The Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will mean more access to health care in the London community for years to come.”
In the fall of 2011, Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics opened their doors at various sites across London. These well received clinics brought valuable health care and information to a vulnerable community.
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