Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics

SDNPC online appointments are live. Click Here to book your appointment. 

Client testimonials

Thorough-Explains things well

Listening and being heard-genuine care

Good information and tips during followup-comfortable-pain-free vaccine

Well informed-confidence of diagnosis

Explaining-Evaluating best course of treatment for me/wait times for appointments

Staff is very efficient and kind-NP gave a painless needle

Greeting and professionalism-friendly-welcoming, provided healthy solutions

Always thoroughly explains things-Makes you feel comfortable and makes sure you understand things

Always listens-Excellent followup and notes

Quick and friendly intake-efficient health care

The Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics (SDNPC) opened its doors to patients during the summer of 2007.

The Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics (SDNPC) website is designed to inform our patients, and Canadians interested in access to primary health care, about our services and news. As the first Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Canada, our Mission is to provide comprehensive primary health care through an interdisciplinary approach.

NP-led clinics provide comprehensive primary care with a team approach.  Each patient is registered to the clinic and sees their NP for the majority of their health care needs.  Physicians are part of the team and available on site to collaborate on more complex care issues.  Our team is also comprised of a Pharmacist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker, and Dietitian.  Orphan patients live in fear of ending up in the hospital, or even becoming an ALC statistic, by nature of the sporadic care they receive at walk-in clinics and overcrowded Emergency Departments.  NP-led clinics are part of the solution to Ontario's growing primary health care challenge.

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Some highlights about us (click links to learn more):


The Nurse Practitioner Solution


        "I have no regular provider who knows me!"

Have you ever been an orphan patient? Have you ever experienced a period of time when you had no access to a regular primary care giver who knows you and your history? As nurse practitioners, we found ourselves with a solution to this serious issue a few short years ago, at a time when nurse practitioners (NPs) were still having a difficult time obtaining employment in Ontario.

With ALC numbers and Wait Times climbing, we decided to put together a team and attempt the launch of Canada's first ever NP-led primary clinic.

We are now serving thousands of  patients in our Sudbury and Lively sites. Every one of  our patients was previously without a family doctor or primary health care provider. They span all age groups, come from all walks of life, and have every health need you can think of, from maintaining healthy weight, to pregnancy, to childhood illness, mental health challenges, and chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.  

25 NP-led clinics are being opened in Ontario, and we look forward to celebrating every new patient who will finally have access to regular primary care. Click here to see where each clinic is.

What is a Nurse Practitioner? Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have additional education and advanced decision-making skills in the assessment and diagnosis of acute illnesses and injuries and in the management of  chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. They have the knowledge and authority to prescribe certain medications. They are authorized to order laboratory tests, x-rays and other diagnostic tests. They may also refer to other health professionals. NPs provide care to patients of all ages.

Special thanks.

The development of this clinic was possible due to the support of many, including:


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says our patient Delores.

Website helps Northerners better connect with hundreds of home and community care services

northeasthealthlineJanuary 3, 2018 – Meal delivery, transportation, palliative care – Northerners can find information about these and other support services in one spot.

The location is This website was developed with the support of the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN). It is a resource for patients, caregivers, health care providers, and anyone wanting to learn more about the many health services available in communities across Northeastern Ontario.

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“As part of our commitment to engage with fellow Northerners on health care, the North East LHIN sends relevant information, both electronically and otherwise, to people living in Northeastern Ontario.  The North East LHIN welcomes your thoughts, ideas and comments on the information attached to this email, as well as your input on how we can continue to build a stronger system of care for fellow Northerners.  To offer your comments, please click here.  If you do not want to continue to receive information from the North East LHIN, simply reply to the email you received stating your intention to opt out and we will remove you from our engagement database.

Un site Web permet aux résidents du Nord de se relier plus facilement à des centaines de services de soins à domicile et en milieu communautaire

lignesantenord estLe 3 janvier 2018 – Livraison de repas, transport, soins palliatifs – les résidents du Nord peuvent trouver à un même endroit des renseignements sur ces services et sur d'autres services de soutien.

Voici l'adresse du site Web : Ce site a été élaboré avec le soutien du Réseau local d'intégration des services de santé (RLISS) du Nord-Est. Il s'agit d'une ressource pour les patients, les soignants, les fournisseurs de soins de santé et quiconque veut en savoir plus sur les nombreux services de santé offerts dans les communautés du Nord-Est de l'Ontario.

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Dans le cadre de notre engagement à consulter nos concitoyens du Nord sur les questions de soins de santé, le RLISS du Nord-Est envoie des renseignements pertinents, par voie électronique et par d’autres moyens, aux résidents du Nord-Est de l’Ontario. Le RLISS du Nord-Est aime recevoir vos idées, vos perspectives et vos commentaires relativement aux renseignements joints à ce courriel, ainsi que vos commentaires ayant trait à l’établissement d’un système de santé solide pour les résidents du Nord. Pour nous transmettre vos commentaires, veuillez cliquer ici. Pour ne plus recevoir de renseignements du RLISS du Nord-Est, il suffit de répondre à ce courriel et d’indiquer que vous ne voulez pas recevoir de correspondance à l’avenir. Nous enlèverons vos coordonnées sur notre liste d’envoi.

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