What is the team approach and how does it work at the Guelph Community Health Centre?
When you become a client of the Guelph CHC you will be assigned a Primary Care Provider and become a client of the Guelph Community Health Centre. Your Provider may be a Nurse Practitioner or a Family Physician. Our reception staff will work to ensure you have appointments with someone who knows your health history well, however, you may receive care from a different Provider than the one to which you are assigned if you need a same day appointment or if your Provider is unavailable.
At the Guelph CHC, Nurse Practitioners and Family Doctors work together as a team and consult regularly on care according to their expertise and to cover for each other in case of absences. A Registered Practical Nurse is also part of the team and you may receive care from an RPN on occasion.
If your Provider leaves the Guelph CHC, you will be assigned a new Provider which may be a Nurse Practitioner or a Family Physician at the discretion of the Guelph CHC.