The “urban” centre of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is home to Stanton Territorial Hospital and two Primary Health Care Clinics. The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) - Yellowknife Region provides community health, primary health care and social service programs to the people of Yellowknife, N’Dilo, Dettah, Lutsel K'e, and Fort Resolution.
The city is a place of beautiful contrasts. On the north shore of Great Slave Lake, modern high-rise towers overlook the rustic heritage buildings of Yellowknife's not-so-distant frontier past. A modern metropolis meets a vast wilderness. The brilliance of summer's midnight sun gives way to winter's dazzling display of the aurora borealis.
All clinics operate with a full complement of support staff including LPN's and Clinic Assistants.
The specific make up of any doctor's practice can vary depending upon physician skills and community need. Opportunities include visits to smaller northern communities, emergency room work, obstetrics, and clinic practice.