Nurse practitioners are nurses who have extra training that allows them to diagnose and treat common diseases/illnesses and injuries. A primary care nurse practitioner has the training and skills to provide primary health care to all ages. Along with the doctors, nurses and other team members, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) take care of the physical, emotional, mental and social aspects of their client’s health needs. A visit to an NP at the BCHC can include treatment for an acute illness, a routine prenatal check-up, a well-baby exam, the monitoring and treatment of chronic illnesses, immunizations and screening such as PAP tests.
The BCHC has now completed the strategic planning process with the Board endorsing a new vision, values and strategy map at the April 2014 Board meeting. throughout 2013, the internal and external stakeholder consultations and a comprehensive environmental scan enabled the board to develop new strategic themes to assist with realization of the vision and mission.
A healthy and engaged community
BCHC “encourages personal responsibility for one’s own health and that of the community through health promotion, illness prevention, chronic disease management and integrated primary health care”
At BCHC, we value:
Quality and Excellence
Our 2014-2017 Strategic Themes:
Equity-driven and people-centered health care
Enhanced health outcomes
Responsive community outreach
Collaboration and innovative partnerships
Effectual organizational governance
The Allied Health Team works as part of the interprofessional team along with the physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and diabetes educators to assist in improving your health. The Allied Health Team consists of Physiotherapists, Social Workers, and a Registered Dietitian. All members of the team are Regulated Health Professionals. Referrals are usually made by a doctor or nurse practitioner but clients may also self refer.
Physiotherapists (PT) help increase mobility and functioning of people of all ages. Clients visit the physiotherapists to assess and treat musculoskeletal problems such as headaches, neck/ back/knee/shoulder pain, joint sprains, muscle strains, arthritis, osteoporosis, physical deconditioning and sports injuries.