Our Health Centre

Our Health Centre

2022 Invisible Champion Award - Nova Scotia/Halifax

Nominator Comments:

Responsive to new and emerging Community Needs!
When the pandemic started it became obvious to OHC that the senior patients at their walk-in clinic were feeling isolated and afraid. To address these issues OHC established the Community Check-in Program (CCP). From May 2020-September 2021 OHC`s medical office administrator called all walk-in clinic patients 60 years and older who identified as orphan patients. The intent was to check in to see how they were doing, to reassure them that if they still did not have a doctor they could come to the walk-in clinic because all the protocols to keep them safe were in place, to ask them if they had help at home or nearby, and to offer resource support. People were very gratified to receive a call and so happy to have someone to talk to! Dalhousie University is currently reviewing the data collected to make recommendations about how this type of service could be integrated into mainstream health care.
Since October 5th, 2022, THRIVE has been providing a FREE opportunity for individuals experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns to register with a licensed practical nurse and then see a clinician.

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