Meet Hope Schreiber MSN, NP(F)
for Women & Families
Note - As of July 2015, Hope is no longer practicing with Access Midwifery & Family Care.
What is a nurse practitioner?
• A nurse practitioner (NP) is a nurse with advanced education and training.
-NPs are registered with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.
• NPs act as health partners with clients of all ages.
• We take a holistic approach to keep you healthy and prevent disease.
• NPs also provide some care that was only available from physicians.
-Diagnose and treat common acute and chronic health problems
-Prescribe medications, order and interpret tests
• We work closely with other health care providers and can refer to specialists.
• Click here for more information about NPs from the College
• Women, their children and partners who don’t have a primary care provider (e.g. don’t have a GP)
• Priority given to women facing multiple barriers to health
-Physical issues: poor nutrition, dental problems, drug or alcohol use, smoking, chronic health problems, etc.
-Social/economic issues: limited English, lack of social support, history and/or current abuse, mental health problems, unstable housing, poverty, etc.
Seeing the NP
• No form to fill out – you don’t need a referral!
• Call or email for an appointment at the Gorge/Tillicum clinic.
• You can also drop-in at Saanich Neighborhood Place (in Pearkes Rec Centre)
-Tuesdays from 10:00 to 2:00
• Clients don’t need MSP to see the nurse practitioner.
Be aware that fees for labs, medications and MD care (if needed) will still apply
For more information