Nurse Practitioner clinic to open in Warburg June 1
Announced earlier this year, the underserviced towns of Thorsby and Warburg, and their surrounding communities, are going to be receiving primary care support from a dedicated Nurse Practitioner (NP). Michelle Williams, NP, has been hired by the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network (LBD PCN) through a grant provided by the Government of Alberta via the Nurse Practitioner Support Program.
After months of preparation, the Warburg Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is now ready to serve the community.
Clinic hours will be:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and on statutory holidays
To contact the clinic for a meet and greet, please call:
(825 is an Alberta area code that was introduced in 2016 and covers the entire province)
· The clinic space has been provided by and is located in the Village of Warburg office.
· The entrance to the clinic and parking for clinic patients is located at the back of the village building.
· Those with limited mobility can access to the elevator by entering the building through the front office door; a ramp is available.
· Funding for the NP clinical administrator has been provided by the County of Leduc.
Michelle will provide health services to individuals, families, and communities including health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and treatment of acute and chronic illness. NPs provide healthcare that is grounded in nursing care and includes the physical, emotional, social, and psychological aspects of your health. NPs can:
· Diagnose and treat illness and injury
· Perform physical examinations and screening interventions
· Order and interpret diagnostic tests, such as lab tests and x-rays
· Provide counselling and education
· Refer you to other healthcare professionals and specialists
· Prescribe medications
· Manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD and asthma
- · Provide palliative care
The Thorsby Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will be located in the Thorsby Public Health Centre and is expected to open in June. In the meantime, Thorsby residents are welcome to book appointments at the Warburg clinic.
For more information, please see the attached FAQ or see the contacts available, below.
To find out about programs and services offered at the LBD PCN, please see our website.
If you have any questions about this program or how to access it, please contact the PCN.