WKNC is supported by St. Elizabeth Health Care who supplies an on-site nurse once a month.
Often, people, particularly the under-housed, have barriers accessing health care for a variety of reasons such as lack of an Ontario Health card, lack of transportation or negative past experiences with the healthcare system.
Having an on-site nurse practitioner reduces these barriers by going directly to the people. There is no need to make an appointment, get a referral or present an Ontario Health card to visit with the nurse.
What the Nurse Practitioner provides:
on the spot care
referrals to specialists
remove barriers to accessing a healthcare professional