Free Counselling Services in the Community

Please click on this link to find a counselling service available to you in the community.  Please contact our clinic or speak to your Nurse Practitioner about seeing a Social Worker at our clinic.


Social Worker Job Description


Are you Registered with Health Care Connect?

If you are a patient of our clinic, please contact Health Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822 and tell them that you are receiving your primary health care at our clinic.  Please have them remove you from their registry, and they will no longer contact you to place you somewhere else.


No appointment booked?  We hold a walk-in clinic for patients of the Lakehead NPLC: Monday and Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 PM

and we offer same-day appointments!  Call 807-475-9595 for your appointment today


Need After-Hours care?

NorWest Community Health Centre

Expanded Urgent Care and Weekend Hours open to the public

Urgent Care will be open: Monday – Thursday: 4:30 – 8:00 PM /
Friday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

NorWest Community Health Centres is located at:
525 Simpson Street, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3J6
Phone: 622-8235 / Toll Free: 1-866-357-5454
Website: www.norwestchc.org



Read the NEW edition of our ‘Health Matters‘ Newsletter:

Vol. 13 – Spring 2015

 with features on Nursing week and the role of nurses in Canada; important cancer screening info and invites to our next Caregiver Support Program; Stroke Awareness Month; Immunization schedule; Recommendations on Sugar Intake; Stress and the Student; and a tasty recipe.  Enjoy!

Past Newsletters:

Winter 2015 / Summer 2014 / Spring 2014 / Winter 2014 / Fall 2013 / Summer 2013 / Spring 2013 / Winter 2013 / Autumn 2012 / Summer 2012 / Spring 2012


Patient Registration Form

Please print and complete this form and return it by mail, fax (807-475-9797) or email to lnplcregistration@tbaytel.net.  We will be booking intake appointments as we are able to accept patients to the clinic.  If you have submitted your application, it will be kept on file and you will be contacted.  Should you locate primary health care through a different provider, please let us know so your spot on our list can be opened to another patient in need.


Welcome to the Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Our Shared Mission

The Lakehead NPLC is committed to providing comprehensive, team-based primary health care in partnership with patients in Thunder Bay to improve quality of life.  Services are delivered to patients across their lifespan by knowledgeable, respectful, dedicated individuals working to the full scope of practice.

Our Vision

Health Matters – Bringing integrity, honesty, and excellence to primary health care.  Clients and providers are equal partners, invested in improving health with comprehensive, holistic care that is accessible to all patients and fosters overall health and wellbeing.

Our Values

  • The patient is our primary focus
  • We treat all patients (and staff) with respect and dignity regardless of their race, culture or background
  • Our priority is unattached patients
  • Employees function as an inter-disciplinary team
  • Providers work to their full scope of practice
  • Employees remain current in their respective field
  • Celebrating success in an open, non-judgemental work environment

Quick Facts

  • Nurse practitioners are able to treat common illnesses and injuries, order lab tests, X-rays and other diagnostic tests.
  • Nurse practitioner-led clinics will focus on comprehensive primary care services including chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention along with other community-based health care organizations, such as public health units.
  • Ontario’s first nurse practitioner-led clinic opened in Sudbury in 2007 and provides family health care to approximately 2,000 patients.