What to Bring for Your First Visit

Make sure to remember the following items for your first visit to the clinic.
  1. Your Manitoba Health card (or provincial health card).
  2. Any medication you are currently taking.
  3. Location of pharmacy used for medication.
  4. A Translator if your first language is not English or French and you are uncomfortable expressing yourself in either of these two languages.
  5. Sometimes it helps to take a few minutes before the visit to organize your thoughts, even a list is helpful.
  6. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your appointment time so as to give our staff enough time to record your health information.
  7. Please be mindful of what you are wearing. A short sleeved blouse and skirt is usually far more practical than a dress. A T-shirt or a tank top under your outerwear can make examination far more easy for both yourself and the clinician

It is your right and our practice to have a chaperone present during intimate exams. A female will never be intimately examined by a male clinician without a chaperone being present.
We understand that many who use our services may have a regular physician elsewhere. We are not in the business of luring people away from their regular physicians. However if you do not have a regular physician, and wish to try a service closer to home or just can’t get into see your regular provider at this time then we are more than happy to see you.
We realize that often this first visit is a way of sizing us up and seeing whether we match up to your expectation. We are also doing the same.
NMC usually faxes your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice, in Manitoba. We have an extensive database of pharmacies but it helps if you are able to identify clearly which pharmacy you use. We are also happy to print a prescription form, if that is your preference.