Unattached Patients Seeking Care

If you do not have a family doctor and are looking for care, you can visit one of the two clinics listed below. You are considered an “unattached patient”.

If you do have a family doctor and are looking for care, call your family doctor or visit the Extended Hours Service. You are considered “attached” to a local family doctor.

Clinics for unattached patients

Nurse Practitioner Health Clinic

This clinic is for people without a family doctor and for summer/seasonal residents and visitors. A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced education. They provide personalized, quality health care to patients. Ontario NPs provide a full range of healthcare services to individuals, families and communities.

Clinic use during COVID-19 pandemic

• People seeking care must book an appointment.
• Where possible, appointments will take place virtually. This means your appointment will take place over the phone, or through video conferencing using the secure Ontario Telemedicine Network.

If you are a seasonal resident, please contact your family doctor first. Many family doctors are currently providing virtual care. It is best to see your own healthcare provider. They know you and your medical history.

Health Clinic Details

You may access this clinic if you are a:
• Seasonal resident/cottager whose family doctor is too far away to provide service;
• Local resident currently receiving service at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre; or
• Local resident who does not have a family doctor.
Please note, this NP Clinic does not roster patients.
Reminder: If you have a local family doctor you must see them for care.

What the Health Clinic Offers

• Problem-specific care for seasonal residents/cottagers who need non-emergency support (i.e. an ear infection)
• Connection to local supports to help manage a range of health care needs

The Health Clinic does not provide narcotic prescriptions or narcotic prescription renewals.

Clinic Details

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


150 Strickland Street, Suite 3
Lakefield, ON, K0L 2H0



Coming to an Appointment

• Arrive 30 minutes early to your first appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork
• Bring your health card to every appointment

FYI for Patients:

Please take a moment to review our clinic policies to ensure you receive timely and appropriate care.

  • Narcotic prescriptions will not be available to any patient at this clinic

Peterborough Virtual Care Clinic

The Peterborough Virtual Care Clinic is for resident without a family doctor living in the City of Peterborough who are in need of care.

Important Clinic Information during COVID-19 Pandemic:

The Peterborough Virtual Care Clinic is open and available to unattached patients on a restricted basis.

You must book an appointment to see a healthcare provider at this clinic. Walk-ins will NOT be accepted.

Where possible, appointments will take place virtually. This may be over the phone or by using video conferencing through Ontario Telemedicine Network.

If this is your first time visiting the clinic, please come 30 minutes early to complete the required paperwork.

Clinic Details

Hours of Operation:

*Hours may vary due to COVID-19*

Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


185 King Street, 5th Floor Suite 500
Peterborough, ON, K9J 2R8



FYI for Patients:

  • You are encouraged to call and book an appointment
  • Narcotic prescriptions will not be available to any patient at this clinic