Primary Care Program

Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

Primary health care refers to an approach to health and a spectrum of services beyond the traditional health care system. It includes all services that play a part in health, such as income, housing, education, and environment. Primary care is the element within primary health care that focuses on health care services, including health promotion, illness and injury prevention, and the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury. The Primary Care Program strives to provide comprehensive primary health care to respond to the needs of the whole person and ensure continuity of care, acute and chronic disease management, as well as health promotion and disease prevention. The Primary Care Program is tailored to address the health care needs of clients of CMHA Cochrane Timiskaming Branch. Offering primary care services within a community mental health organization is a new approach to provide accessible and client-centered care to people with mental health issues. The Nurse Practitioner with the Primary Care Program works collaboratively with mental health service providers, psychiatrists, and physicians in areas of assessment, diagnosis, and prescription of medications, treatment and health promotion to meet the health care needs of clients.

Access Information

Primary Care Program provides primary care services to clients of CMHA who do not have access to a family physician. Referral is made by the intake or assigned mental health clinician. Referrals of clients from other mental health service providers, and primary care practitioners will also be accepted. Wait times for admission to Primary Care vary according to program capacity. Timmins and District Psychiatry can refer individuals who do not have a family physician and require primary care.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-567-9596
Fax 705-567-5211

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Timiskaming); North Timiskaming District
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed




Main Hours

Wednesday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630

Staff alternate between Kirkland Lake and New Liskeard sites on Mondays and Fridays (0830-1630).