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Community Health Centre

Langs offers a Community Health Centre at their main site on Concession Rd in Cambridge, as well as at their North Dumfries Satellite Site in Ayr. Both Community Health Centres offer a wide variety of primary health care services to help acheive your health care goals. Our teams can also connect you with other community programs and services including specialist care and midwives. To access Community Health Centre services at either location you must be a registered patient.

What is a Community Health Centre?

A Community Health Centre (CHC) is a non-profit, publicly funded organization that provides primary health care from a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, social workers and community health workers. The multidisciplinary team ensures the patient gets the right care, at the right time, delivered by the most appropriate provider. The focus of a CHC is on health promotion, illness prevention, and community development. For more information on Ontario’s CHC’s please click here.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced university education who provides personalized, quality health care to patients. Ontario nurse practitioners provide a full range of health care services to individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings including hospitals and community based clinics in cities and smaller towns in Ontario. They work in partnership with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals such as social workers, midwives, mental health professionals and pharmacists to keep you, your family and your community well.

  • A nurse practitioner RN (EC) has certification and the special skills needed to:
    • examine you
    • diagnose and treat common illnesses / injuries
    • prescribe certain medications
    • order certain lab tests, x-rays and ultrasound

 

Model of Care

Langs works with a shared model of care. As a new patient you will be assigned to a team that includes a physician and nurse practitioner. We work very hard to ensure our patients sees the most appropriate provider to deal with their health concerns. This means that sometimes you may see your Physician/Nurse Practitioner, or another Physician/Nurse Practitioner who has available time in their schedule. Choosing to see only the Physician is not an option. If your condition can be managed by another provider, that is who you will be scheduled to see.

How do I become a patient?

Langs Community Health Centre:
The Langs CHC provides service to the residents of the Cambridge community. Priority is given to those residents who don’t currently have a primary care provider. Individuals need to complete registration forms to become a patient. Call 519 653-1470 x 343 for more information.

North Dumfries Satellite Community Health Centre:
The North Dumfries CHC provides service to the residents of North Dumfries Township including Ayr, Roseville, Branchton, Clyde, Drumbo, New Dundee and Plattsville. Individuals need to complete registration forms to become a patient. Call 519 632-1229 x 2221 for more information.

Once eligibility is confirmed, patients are added to a wait list. Individuals are then invited to attend an intake session at their CHC where they will learn about the services offered and patient’s rights and responsibilities. Patients will be booked in for a ‘meet and greet appointment’ where they will meet and discuss their health care needs with a provider from their CHC.

How do I book an appointment once I am a patient?
  • You must have a booked appointment to see a provider. If other family members need care they must also have their own appointment.
  • Some same day appointments may be available. Please call first thing in the morning; phone lines may be busy so we thank you in advance for your patience.
  • Some appointments, such as prescription renewals and health reviews, can be pre-booked for a later date.
  • Langs wants you to see the right providers at the right time. Please be prepared to share the reason for your visit so staff can book the appropriate provider and length of time required for your appointment.
Allied Health Services

Langs works with varied allied health partners to provide needed care for patients who lack the resources to access these services. Limited chiropractic and physiotherapy services are available for patients with certain conditions. (i.e., low back pain). Please talk to your provider if this is a service you feel you could benefit from.

Langs is grateful for the support these professionals provide to our patients through the donation of their time and skills.

More Info / Patient Handbook

Please click here to access our Patient handbook to learn more about Langs and being a patient at one of our Community Health Centres.

Coronavirus – What you need to know

Coronavirus – What you need to know before coming to the office:

While we continue to offer services during the COVID-19 pandemic and for  the upcoming flu season, we ask that anyone with cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms refrain from participating in programs or services in the building at the Hub@1145 or Hub@2958.

Please remember to bring your face covering as masks are mandatory for entrance to all of our sites.

We continue to follow the recommendations set forth by the Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario regarding COVID-19.  When arriving for any in person appointments, please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment. Be sure to register and complete the COVID-19 Ministry of Health screening assessment tool at the kiosk upon your arrival.

For further information please follow up with the Region of Waterloo Public Health department at:

https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/public-health-and-emergency-services.aspx

Or Self Assessment tool at:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-ontario-is-responding-covid-19

Or the Ministry of Health

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/

 

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