Programs & Services

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The following are scheduled programs that our team offers
to our district communities
For more information please call the NDFHT.

Scroll past the services for other available community programs!

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Services

Diabetic Care

Complex Diabetic Foot Care - Publicly funded service with the Foot Care Nurse, offered to individuals with complex diabetic conditions - patients must meet specific eligibility criteria - Available through physician referral

Diabetic Education Program - Information on how to properly manage your pre-diabetes\diabetes with an Registered Nurse and/or Registered Dietitian - Available through physician or self-referral

Wound Care and Suture/Staple Removal

Wound Care - Provide dressing changes as physician or St. Joseph's Care Group orders with ongoing wound assessments
Staple/Suture Removal - Provide staple/suture removal from a surgical wound after the appropriate period of time following a procedure

Available through physician or self-referral

Counselling and Psychotherapy

1-on-1 counselling and psychotherapy treatments with a Registered Psychotherapist - Available through physician or self-referral

Holter/Loop Recorder Monitoring

72-hour cardiac monitoring with a Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse - Available through physician referral only.

Cancer Screening

We provide screening appointments with our Registered Nurse for routine Paps - Available through physician or self referral

Immunizations/Injections

Adult Immunizations/Injections
Childhood Immunizations
Travel Immunizations
Administering subcutaneous and intra-muscular injections for specific health conditions

All available through physician or self referral

Cognitive Assessments

Assessment of cognitive function with a series of questions that tests orientation, attention, language and memory using the MOCA and/or MMSE screening tools with a Registered Nurse - Available through physician or self-referral

System Navigation

We offer assistance for patients/clients with forms and general navigation of the healthcare and government systems with the assistance of the Mental Health Support Worker.

Blood Pressure

Hypertension Program - Provides monthly monitoring & education to patients regarding management of high blood pressure with a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Practical Nurse - Available through physician referral.
Blood Pressure Monitoring - Available through physician or self referral.
24 Hour Blood Pressure - Compact blood pressure monitor patient would have applied, wear for 24 hours, then have removed in clinic - Available through physician referral.
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) - A test that compares the blood pressure measured at the ankles with the blood pressure measured at the arm - Available through physician referral.

Spirometry

Provide spirometry testing in clinic, and on rare occasion, in hospital

Available through physician referral only

Ear Flush

Removal of cerumen(buildup) in the ear canal using warm water and a syringe. Patient to use mineral oil in the ear for at least a minimum of 5 days prior to appointment.

Community Outreach Programs

We provide various programs throughout the year in collaboration with other community partners
Self-Esteem Program - School based visits from the Mental Health Support Worker that focuses on building classroom resiliency, self-esteem, conflict and resolution.
Community Walking Program - Stay active with access to a safe indoor location to walk and socialize during the Winter months. Everyone welcome!
Best Start Programming - A series of workshops focused on optimal mental health and nutrition for mothers, infants and children provided by Registered Dietitian and Registered Psychotherapist.
Interactive Nutrition Program - Interactive workshops to help you build your confidence and knowledge around eating/cooking healthy provided by a Registered Dietitian.

Smoking Cessation

A Registered Nurse provides support to assist people who are ready to quit smoking - Nicotine replacement therapy is available - Available through physician or self referral.

Suboxone Maintenance Program

Medication and therapeutic treatment approach for opiate addiction made available through the Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine Program (RAAM) with the Addictions Program Care Coordinator and MD, partnered with PACE and NOSP - Available through physician or self referral.

Discharge Follow-Up

Post hospital discharge follow up phone call withing 7-14 days by a Registered Practical Nurse or Registered Psychotherapist to ensure patients have needed services arranged, and medications in order.

INR Management

Weekly to monthly check-ins to monitor INR and adjust Viatmin K Antagonist (VKA) as required, and provide patient education - Available through physician referral

HARMS

High Yield Approach to Risk Mitigation Safety(HARMS) - Protocol for all patients prescribed opiates for non-cancer pain to increase their safety. Randomized phone calls completed by Addictions Program Care Coordinator

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June Urgent Care (1)

🚨**New updated Urgent Care hours**🚨
Monday-Friday - Same day appointments available, as well as limited walk-in appointments, starting at 9:00 am. Book your appointment by calling 807-887-5252 ext. 2.

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Another option is available to those who aren't able to get into Urgent Care
for in person appointments here in Nipigon!

Call 1-888-684-1999 or visit www.nwvirtualcare.ca Monday-Sunday between 1:00-9:00pm for any urgent care related needs, made available by
North West Region Virtual Care Clinic!

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Help spread the word, and #endthestigma!

Specialized services through "Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse" are available through NorWest Community Health Centres and Thunder Bay Counselling. Virtual services are available to support individuals across North Western Ontario as well!

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Hospice Northwest Services now has Children and Teen monthly Grief Workshops running in Longlac, Geraldton, Manitouwadge, Marathon, Terrace Bay and Nipigon; as well as in Thunder Bay!

These workshops are facilitated by local professionals that have been trained in the HUUG (Help Us Understand Grief) program, and they offer opportunities for children and teens to normalize their grief in a safe and supportive setting.

They will also be offering a 6 week adult grief support workshop that is virtual and accessible to everyone in the region!