Welcome

Welcome to the WPSHC Rural NPLC- Rosseau.  Historically known as the Rosseau and Area Nursing Station, located in the Ruth Dare Health Clinic. Rosseau is a rural community located in the most Southern Portion of the district of Parry Sound. Parry Sound, bordering on the Municipality of Muskoka Lakes, in the heart of 'cottage country'. The permanent population of Rosseau and Area is approximately 3, 698, while the seasonal population accounts for a threefold increase from early summer to late fall. Rosseau is approximately 45 minutes from three larger centers, each with a hospital; Parry Sound to the West, Huntsville to the Northeast, and Bracebridge to the Southeast.

 

Who does the Rural NPLC- Rosseau Site Serve ?

The Rosseau NPLC (nursing station) provides primary care to registered nurse practitioner patients who do not have another provider, during the regular hours of operation.

For the weekends and holiday Mondays of July and August ONLY there is a nurse practitioner available for seasonal residents, provided by generous donations from community members.

What is our Mandate?

The WPSHC Rural NPLC- Rosseau (Rosseau Nursing Station) is funded by the Interdisciplinary, Primary Care Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to ensure that local residents have access to primary care. 

The WPSHC Rural NPLC, now has additional allied health, including; Registered Nurse, Social Work, Mental Health/Addictions, and Physiotherapy. The services are available by referral from the Nurse Practitioner and access is triaged accordingly.

What is Primary Care?

Primary care is the day-to-day healthcare given by a health care provider (ie. Physician or Nurse Practitioner). Typically this provider acts as the first contact and principal point of continuing care for patients, and coordinates other specialist care that the patient may need.  Primary Health Care providers diagnose and treat non-emergent episodic illnesses and injuries, but focus on health promotion, injury prevention. 

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