The North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) is a unique health care organization with three primary roles. It provides acute care services to North Bay and its surrounding communities; is a district referral centre providing specialist services for smaller communities in the area; and is the specialized mental health service provider for the Northeast Region of Ontario which spans from the Muskoka area to the Hudson Bay, and from the Quebec border to Sault Ste Marie. NBHRC has 409 beds and numerous outpatient and outreach services and is one of four major acute care hospitals in the Region. The others being Health Sciences North in Sudbury; Sault Area Hospital in Sault Ste Marie; and Timmins District Hospital in Timmins. The immediate area surrounding North Bay is also served by small community hospitals like Mattawa and West Nipissing General hospitals.
A major teaching centre for students in medicine, psychiatry, nursing and allied health professions, NBHRC is proud to not only be affiliated with NOSM, but also Nipissing University, Canadore College and other Ontario colleges and universities. NBHRC chairs the development of an affiliation with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to better address the unique needs of the north, overcome barriers that impact health care and ensure the transfer of knowledge into innovative evidence based care solutions.