Nurse Practitioner at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre
For emergencies, call 9-1-1 or visit the closest emergency department.
Peterborough Family Health Team provides a nurse practitioner to deliver
services at this clinic. Visit www.peterboroughfht.com to learn more about the
Family Health Team.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced education. They provide personalized, quality health care to patients. Ontario NPs provide a full range of healthcare services to individuals, families and communities.
Clinic use during COVID-19 pandemic
• Due to COVID-19, the Health Clinic cannot accept walk-in visits at this time.
• People seeking care must book an appointment.
• The hours of the clinic may flex day-to-day due to COVID-19 precautions.
• Where possible, appointments will take place virtually. This means your appointment will take place over the phone, or through video conferencing using the secure Ontario Telemedicine Network.
If you are a seasonal resident, please contact your family doctor first. Many family doctors are currently providing virtual care. It is best to see your own healthcare provider. They know you and your medical history.
Health Clinic Details
You may access this clinic if you are a:
• Seasonal resident/cottager whose family doctor is too far away to provide service;
• Local resident currently receiving service at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre; or
• Local resident who does not have a family doctor.
Please note, this NP Clinic does not roster patients.
Reminder: If you have a local family doctor you must see them for care.
What the Health Clinic Offers
• Problem-specific care for seasonal residents/cottagers who need non-emergency support (i.e. an ear infection)
• Connection to local supports to help manage a range of health care needs
The Health Clinic does not provide narcotic prescriptions or prescription renewals.
Regular Hours of Operation• Mondays – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Tuesdays – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Wednesdays – CLOSED
• Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Fridays – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Saturdays – CLOSED
• Sundays – CLOSED
Expanded Summer Hours of Operation
Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, weekend hours are suspended temporarily. Additional weekday appointments are available for seasonal visitors.
Booking an Appointment
Please call 705-651-4866.
Coming to an Appointment
• Arrive 30 minutes early to your first appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork
• Bring your health card to every appointment
150 Strickland Street, Suite 3
Lakefield, ON, K0L 2H0
• Please take a moment to review our clinic policies to ensure you receive timely and appropriate care.
• Narcotic prescriptions/prescription renewals are not available at the Health Clinic.
What does a Nurse Practitioner do?
A nurse practitioner (NP) provides care to patients of all ages. They focus on preventing disease, promoting good health and curing illness.
An NP can provide a variety of healthcare services and are able to:
• Diagnose and treat illness and/or injury
• Perform physical check-ups
• Order and interpret diagnostic tests
• Write prescriptions
• Provide counselling and education
• Provide treatments and/or procedures
• Make referrals to family physicians, specialists and other health professionals
An NP cannot provide the following services, for example:
• Providing stitches
• Removing fish hooks
• Setting bones
• Minor procedures