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.
Some of our clients receive health care at the Wyndham House Youth Clinic and the Welcome In Drop In. Clients served at these outreach locations will be seen by the Provider who is attending this Outreach service on that day.