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Clinic Services

HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner Led-Clinic

Location:

3280 Midland Ave.
Unit 22 
Scarborough, Ontario
M1V 4W9

Phone: 416-479-7600
Fax: 416-479-7601
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 4pm (closed 12 noon - 1pm )

 

HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is a Government of Ontario initiative funded by the Ministry of
Health and Long-Term Care. Each patient will have a nurse practitioner as his/her primary health care provider.
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with additional education and authority to diagnose illness/injury, order
medical tests, treat a variety of illnesses, prescribe medications and monitor chronic medical conditions.

The dedicated clinic team currently includes two nurse practitioners and an administrative team, but will expand this
fall to include:
 - Additional nurse practitioners
 - Collaborating physicians
 - Registered nurses
 - A Social worker
 - A Registered Dietitian
 - A Health Promoter

Services
Patients who register with a Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will have access to comprehensive primary health care.
Clinics provide care when patients are ill as well as a range of health services that help individuals and families
maintain or improve their overall health status. Typical of other primary care delivery models, Nurse Practitioner-Led
Clinics include annual physicals, episodic illness care, falls prevention programs for older persons, immunizations,
smoking cessation, injury prevention and monitoring and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis,
asthma, heart disease and mental health conditions. Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics also provide referrals to
specialists on an as needed basis and liaison with consulting physicians for health care needs that fall out of the
Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice.

How is a Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic different from other models of care?
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics provide the same family health-care services as other family practice models. The key
difference is that nurse practitioner leadership at all levels of the organization (eg., governance, clinical practice, and
day-to-day operations) is embedded into the structure of the organization and patient care. This brings the
comprehensive perspective of nurses, especially the focus on wellbeing, health promotion and disease prevention to
the forefront.

Clinic Location and Hours of Operation
HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is located at 3280 Midland Avenue, Unit 22 in Scarborough
Ontario. The hours of operation are:

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are necessary and patients require a valid Ontario Health Card.

Click here to download the HF Connecting Health NPLC Registration Form

 

The Asian Community Psychiatric Clinic

The Asian Clinic is a partnership project of  Hong Fook Mental Health Association with psychiatrists. It is a community- based service with the aim of facilitating access to psychiatric assessment, treatment, case management and related supportive services to the mental health patients from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam living in Toronto on their path of recovery.  In simple terms, to bring service to people at a point where they feel comfortable.  The secondary goal is to reduce stigma towards mental illnesses through early identification and early intervention.

Consultations can be "direct", that is for individual clients, or "indirect", for service providers.  Program consultations are also offered to agencies serving these populations.  Beyond Toronto, services can be provided through teleconferencing and videoconferencing.  As well, the Asian Clinic provides cultural competence training for various organizations.

The Asian Clinic focuses its resources on the provision of assessment and consultation, which is short-term with limited time frame of 6-8 sessions within three months. This may vary upon discretions of the psychiatrists.  The psychiatrists at the Clinic also works with its nursing support services, which provides injection services upon the psychiatrists' request, and conducts information sessions on medication, its side effects and healthy life style.

Following is the referral procedures for seeing a psychiatrist at the Asian Clinic:

  1. Referring General Practitioner (GP) contacts Hong Fook at (416) 493-4242, and completes a referral form.
  2. An intake worker conducts a screening interview with the client.
  3. An Administrative staff books the first appointment and informs the referring GP of the appointment date. Referring GP will in turn notify his/her client about the appointment date.
  4. Follow up appointments is given to a client directly by the Asian Clinic psychiatrist.

 

The intake staff provides comprehensive screening of all referrals to the Asian Clinic, and redirects some to other community services and programs if appropriate. The triage functions of the intake staff support the goals of effective and efficient use of the already scarce psychiatric resources for communities that the Asian Clinic serves.

 

Click here to download the Asian Clinic Referral Form

Scarborough Head Office

  • 3320 Midland Avenue, Suite 201
  • Scarborough, ON, M1V 5E6
  • Tel: (416) 493-4242
  • Fax: (416) 493-2214

North York Branch

  • 1751 Sheppard Avenue East, G/F
  • North York, ON, M2J 0A4
  • Tel: (416) 493-4242
  • Fax: (416) 492-0644

Downtown Branch

  • 130 Dundas Street West, 3rd Floor
  • Toronto, ON, M5G 1C3
  • Tel: (416) 493-4242
  • Fax: (416) 595-6332