Lakehead, Couchiching OHT, OSMH collaborate to provide accessible healthcare for students


Lakehead University, Couchiching Ontario Health Team (OHT), and Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) have struck a partnership that will improve healthcare access for Lakehead Orillia campus students. Starting this September, a nurse practitioner will be on campus once per week to see students who do not have a primary care provider. The agreement will also allow students to receive care from the Couchiching OHT Care Clinic located at OSMH. “Knowing where and when to access healthcare services can be a significant stressor for students, particularly those attending from out of country,” said Lakehead Director of Student Health and Wellness Cheryl D’Angelo. “This unique partnership is welcomed by students and their families.”