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Mental Health

Program Update: February 13, 2024

Please note, due to high demand, patients referred to the Huron Perth Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program will be seen based on clinical priority.

New referrals to the Program continue to be accepted, however there may be a waitlist to access the Program.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse who has obtained advanced education at a Masters level.

Nurse Practitioners work with other health care professionals including pharmacists, physicians, social workers, nurses, and mental health workers.

As a member of your health care team, Nurse Practitioners offer a variety of health care services including the ability to:
  • Diagnose and treat illness and/or injuries
  • Perform physical examinations
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests (e.g. bloodwork, urinalysis, etc.)
  • Write prescriptions
  • Provide health education
  • Provide supportive care during illness
  • Make referrals to specialists and other health professionals
The Huron Perth Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program consists of two programs.

The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program provides primary care services to individuals experiencing mental health, substance use or complex medical concerns.

The Homeless Access to Care Program provides access to primary care to individuals experiencing homelessness.

Program Goals

  • Provide temporary primary care to eligible patients who do not have primary care, until they are connected with a Primary Care Provider
  • Provide exceptional care by demonstrating trust, respect, fairness and compassion
  • Provide personalized care while working within a multidisciplinary team

Eligibility

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

  • 16 years of age and older
  • Experiencing complex medical concerns or mental health and/or substance use concerns
  • Currently without a Primary Care Provider
  • Resident of Huron or Perth County

Homeless Access to Care Program

  • Experiencing homelessness
  • Currently without a Primary Care Provider
  • Resident of Huron or Perth County

Referrals & Resources

Referrals

  • Individuals, family members, friends or caregivers, please call 519-527-8421 ext. 4818 or 1-866-527-8421 ext. 4818 to make a referral.
  • Clients already active with Outpatient Mental Health Services, please ask your clinician about the services available.
In order to avoid duplication of services, please do not make referrals for second opinions or to replace current Primary Care Providers; these referrals will be declined.

Any patients who are not eligible for the Huron Perth Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program and are in need of a Primary Care Provider, please see Access to Primary Care for more information.

Huron Perth Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Referral Form 

 

Resources

Patient Information Sheet: Program Overview

Hours of Operation & Contact Information

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

After-hours mental health assistance provided by the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484.

Contact Information:

519-527-8421 ext. 4818 or 1-866-527-8421 ext. 4818

Fax: 519-527-8420

If you need someone to talk to, are struggling with your mental health or addiction, or need to be connected to mental health services please call the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484