NorWest Community Health Centres

Site: Thunder Bay Office

Service: Diabetes Mobile Services

Description & Services
Description (Service) Travels to small communities to provide diabetes education and support to individuals at risk of and who may be living with diabetes
 
Offers a Diabetes Mobile Health Team consisting of a Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Dietitian, Foot Care Nurse and Community Health Worker
 
Nurse Practitioner (NP) 
As the Primary Care Leader of the Mobile Team, the NP helps the patient manage this illness/disease by monitoring blood glucose levels, blood pressure and cholesterol, and will also: 
  • See the patient for physical checkups 
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests 
  • Write prescriptions 
  • Provide supportive care 
  • Provide treatments and/or procedures  
  • Make referrals as necessary to the Norwest CHC Multidisciplinary Team, specialists and other health care professionals
 
Registered Nurse (RN) 
Works with individuals to: 
  • Monitor blood glucose, A1C levels, blood pressure, and weight  
  • Discuss ways to improve health outcomes
 
Dietitian 
Works with individuals, groups and families to support healthy eating including: 
  • Nutrition counselling 
  • Weight management 
  • Meal planning 
  • Community activities
 
Foot Care Nurse 
  • Ensures individuals are maintaining good general foot health 
  • Monitors unexpected foot problems 
  • Makes referrals as necessary
 
Community Health Worker 
  • Offers health promotion resources and prevention programs to individuals or groups interested in achieving good health 
  • Works with individuals in finding and ensuring the appropriate and right supports are in place for health and social well-being
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Clinic times vary, contact office or see Facebook page for schedule
Areas Served Armstrong ; Kaministiquia ; Neebing ; Nolalu ; O'Connor ; Upsala
Eligibility Individuals at risk of and who may be living with diabetes
Application Must be registered with the Diabetes Mobile Team
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-626-8474
Toll Free Phone 1-866-357-5454 Ext 8474
Fax 807-577-0229
E-Mail salexander@norwestchc.org
Website www.norwestchc.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Elaine Peters, Admin and Lead Coordinator for Mobile Health Services; Phone: 807-626-7850; Email: epeters@norwestchc.org
Alternate Contact Kristin Shields, Manager of Allied Health and Outreach Services; Email: kshields@norwestchc.org
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 525 Simpson St
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3J6
 
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Intersection Simpson St and Ogden St
Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)
Meetings Spring