The services that we offer at TBNPLC are:

The main purpose of a primary care provider (Nurse Practitioner or Family Doctor) is to improve your health by providing access to the health care system in general. Primary care is the provision of integrated, accessible health care services where the aim is to address a large majority of personal health care concerns, develop a sustained partnership with patients and families in order to meet the goals of care over time.

The NP team at Twin Bridges NPLC, is striving to provide continuity and evidenced-based care to the registered patients of the clinic. The NPs provide comprehensive care for patients throughout the lifespan and manage chronic conditions, from acute episodic illness to chronic diseases and life-limiting diseases. The team collaborates with other health professionals and utilizes referrals as appropriate.

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It encompasses reducing risks to health such tobacco use, alcohol consumption and physical inactivity. Our goal is to improve individuals’ health in an effort to improve population health as a whole.

Improving our understanding of health (health literacy), community engagement in healthy lifestyles and encouraging public health action are all vital to ensuring our future wellness goals.

Disease prevention differs from health promotion because it focuses on specific efforts aimed at reducing the development and severity of chronic diseases which a person may already have or have specific risk factors for developing.

Specific examples of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention strategies:

  • Programs on healthy food choices
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Smoking cessation coaching (STOP Program)
  • Diabetes screening
  • Stress management programs
  • Cancer screening (pap tests, colon cancer screening, breast cancer screening)
  • Vaccinations (routine childhood and adult)
  • Osteoporosis screening

Patients are encouraged to contact the clinic for all their healthcare needs to avoid unnecessary visits to the local Emergency department and walk-in clinics. Continuity of care is best achieved when patients see their regular provider and their healthcare information is compiled in one chart when possible.

Examples of minor injuries and episodic illness visits:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor lacerations
  • Ear pain
  • Sore throats
  • Back pain
  • Bladder infections
  • Wound/skin infections
  • Eye infections
  • Cough
  • Rashes
  • Suture removal
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening

All publicly funded vaccinations are available at Twin Bridges NPLC. The NPs and RNs are able to provide education regarding the regular immunization schedule for infants and children as well as the optional vaccinations that are recommended throughout the lifespan.

Examples of optional vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis A & B (Twinrix)
  • Pneumovax
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Pneumococcal vaccine for persons age 50+

Twin Bridges NPLC has counsellors on staff to assist you with your counselling needs. Counselling is a collaborative process between yourself and a Counsellor in which you can explore social, emotional, relational, and mental health issues in a safe and confidential environment.

Counselling involves establishing personal goals, identifying solutions to problems, and developing coping strategies in order to promote your overall health and well-being.

Counsellors can assist you in accessing resources and services in the community, as well as advocating for your needs.

Lab specimens can be submitted at Twin Bridges NPLC for analysis at Lifelabs. Patients can make appointments to have their blood drawn at the clinic or may have their sample drawn while in the clinic for another appointment.

Lab specimens must be returned to the clinic by 3 pm Monday- Thursday and by 11 am on Fridays.

Patients from other Primary Care Providers can be referred to Twin Bridges NPLC for insertion of an Intrauterine Device (IUD) by one of the NPs in the clinic.

Patients can also be referred by their provider or self-refer for assessment and management of acute and chronic wounds.

Examples of acute and chronic wounds:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Pressure injuries
  • Surgical sites
  • Malignant wounds

Please call ahead to book an appointment at (226) 776-9030. Appointments are necessary for medication refills. Please monitor your prescription and request an appointment at least two weeks prior to prescriptions expiring. Urgent appointments may be available.