Primary Health Care ensures continuity of care for the individual, family and/or community. It includes primary care, but is a much broader concept that also encompasses community programs and services. It includes population health, health promotion, disease and injury prevention, wellness care, chronic disease management across the lifespan, and community development.
Our family physicians and nurse practitioner are currently accepting new patients. If you live in rural Albert County and do not have a primary care provider, or would like to make an appointment, please call 506-882-3100. Our physicians offer a satellite office in Alma.
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have additional education and nursing experience. They address needs relating to the physical and mental health of their patients. Nurse practitioners provide direct care to people of all ages, families, groups, and the community. They diagnose and treat illnesses, order tests, prescribe medications, and refer to specialists when needed. They collaborate with other members of the health-care team as well. They teach individuals and their families about healthy living, preventing diseases and managing illnesses.
Our nurse practitioner offers a Well Woman program and satellite office at Caledonia Regional High School.
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses provide assessment, treatment and education services and collaborate with the nurse practitioner and physicians when needed.
Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee is a group of community members who support and provide community involvement in the development and communication of the services and programs of the Community Health Centre.
Clinical Services - Referral Required
A referral or an order is required from a physician or nurse practitioner for the following services:
• X-ray and Lab Services (On site blood and specimen collection)
• Holter monitoring (heart test)
· 24 Hour blood pressure monitoring
· Nutrition Counselling
· Nursing Services (i.e. wound care)
· Clinical Telehealth Services
Therapeutic Services - Self-Referral
A referral is not required for the following services:
· Smoking Cessation Counselling
· Community Development
Free and confidential health care advice with a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you have an emergency, call 911 immediately. An ambulance will take you to the nearest Emergency Department.
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday
Nursing Services: No appointment required, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lab Services: On-site blood collection and specimen drop off. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Albert County Health and Wellness Centre
8 Forestdale Road, Riverside-Albert, NB E4H 3Y7
Provided by Albert County Health and Wellness Centre, January 6, 2015.