Welcome to the Northumberland Family Health Team

Family Health Teams are patient-centred primary care organizations that offer patients access to a number of primary health care services from a variety of team members, beyond a family doctor.

The Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) is a new doctor-led Family Health Team currently made up of 21 local family doctors who work together with other health care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for their enrolled patients.

The NFHT offers primary and preventative health care services to patients of the participating doctors. These patients are residents of the Town of Cobourg, Municipality of Port Hope, Township of Hamilton, Township of Alnwick/Haldimand and surrounding area.

The NFHT consists of 21 family doctors, with 26,000+ enrolled patients, who work with a support and management team and 14 other health care professionals. These health care professionals include: Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Dietitians, an Occupational Therapist, a Respiratory Therapist, a Chiropodist, a Social Worker, a Mental Health Clinician, a Pharmacist, a Physiotherapist and a Health Educator. Each health care professional has special training, skills and experience and will work with the family doctors to provide primary health care to patients and their families.

The NFHT emphasizes health promotion and improved management of chronic disease through treatment and monitoring as well as supporting their patients in improving self-management skills. Programs and services are being developed based on a strategic review of the health care needs of the patients and the community needs.

What’s New
The Change Foundation

In June 2012, The Change Foundation announced the Northumberland Community Partnership as the winner of its $3-million research grant into a new project aimed at improving people’s health care experiences as they move in , and out of, and across Ontario’s health system. The Northumberland Family Health Team is a partner in this initiative. Led by NHH, the Partnership will bring patients and caregivers together with 12 service providers and health agencies from Northumberland to co-design new approaches and processes right here in our community. Follow the Northumberland PATH project and join the conversation through The Change Foundation’s new interactive online hub.

“Free Seniors Exercise Classes & Falls Prevention Program” – Community Care Northumberland

For more information on these events please see the attached posters below.

Exercise Program - Poster - Northumberland County •  Falls Prevention Program - Poster - Northumberland County

What’s Happening
We currently have no career opportunities at this time. Please see the Media Release and News Story attached. NFHT Media Release . NFHT News Story
Programs and Services

All programs and services are for patients of family doctors participating in the Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT). These programs and services are offered free of charge.
Please contact the NFHT @ 289-252-2139 if you are interested in registering.

Bariatric Surgery Information Night

Bariatric Sx information night 2016

Chronic Disease Management Workshops

Chronic Pain - 2016

Healthy Heart Workshop Series

HH Eating Series - 2016

Healthy Living Workshop Series

Healthy Living Series 2016

Mental Health Workshop Series

Mental Health Workshop Series 2016

Events Calendar
December  2015
Events on December 2, 2015
  • Mediterranean Diet
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: December 2, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Northumberland Mall, Elgin Street West, Cobourg, ON, Canada Lower Level



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