Welcome to the North Lanark Community Health Centre (NLCHC). We invite you to explore the content on our site to learn more about our organization and the services we provide within our community.
The North Lanark Community Health Centre (CHC) has been a part of the community of north Lanark since our doors opened over 20 years ago. At our CHC, the health and well-being of every individual, every family, and every community matters!
While some people may think of us as a “doctor’s office”, the last three words in our name “North Lanark Community Health Centre” provide a much better description of who we are. Our staff - which includes family doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses – also includes a dietitian, social worker, respiratory therapist, chiropodist, health promoter and community developer. Together, we provide a wide range of primary care and health promotion programs and services to area residents.
Our primary care practitioners work together to provide the best possible care to people across their life-span…from pregnant women and young families, to seniors and others needing access to palliative care. In all our work, we try to reduce the barriers rural people have in accessing quality primary care. For example, our telemedicine program helps people access a variety of specialists through videoconferencing – reducing the travel time, cost and stress associated with seeking specialist care in Ottawa or Kingston.
Our health promotion programs promote health and wellness and serve to prevent or reduce illness and disease. These programs are aimed at addressing the broader health needs of the people and community we serve. For example, our programs include: exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and seniors; cooking groups for men and budget-conscious families; information, support and skills training for people with chronic health conditions; mindfulness based stress reduction programs; and active, co-operative play for young children, to name just a few. All our programs are free and all members of the community are welcome!
At the North Lanark CHC, much of the work we do in the community is accomplished through active partnerships with others. The high level of involvement and commitment from the local community – from volunteers, local government, schools, community-based organizations, and other health and social service providers – is what enables us to offer such a wide range of programs and services to the community. For example, in partnership with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, a part-time dentist and hygienist provide a range of dental care services to people who would normally not have access to such care, in the new dental suite at the Health Centre.
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