COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Effective March 16, 2020, our team has implemented changes in service to protect you and your care team.

  1. Our Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other health care providers can now assist you without physically seeing you, over the telephone or virtually. To see our virtual care patient statement please click here.
  • DO NOT go to the medical clinics without calling ahead.
  • In person appointments will only be provided for essential care that cannot be done by phone.
  • If you are unsure whether you need to come into the clinic or not, our physician or clinic staff will let you know after speaking to you by telephone.
  • If there is a medical emergency call 911.

2. Testing for COVID-19 is NOT provided at the medical clinics. If you think you may have COVID-19, use the self-assessment tool at this website: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care. To speak to someone about COVID-19, call:

HKPR Public Health 1-866-888-4577
Telehealth 1-866-888-4577
NHH COVID-19 Assessment Center 905-377-3378 (8AM to 8PM, daily).

3. For information on the COVID-19 Assessment Center at Northumberland Hills Hospital, go to: https://nhh.ca/nhh-main-news/steps-taken-to-protect-emergency-department-capacity-covid-19-assessment-centre-open-at-nhh.

4. Prescription renewals should be requested through your pharmacy.

5. Our Interprofessional Team is here to help you … call 289-252-2139 if you would like to speak to: Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Mental Health Clinician, Dietitian, Chiropodist/Foot Care Nurse, Occupational Therapist/Seniors Wellness Clinician, Nurse. All group and in-office appointments will be rescheduled.

 

For more information on how to protect yourself and your family, please visit the Ministry of Health website:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-self-assessment

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

 

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.

Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) serves over 26,000 patients of 20 local family doctors who work together with other health care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for their enrolled patients. Our affiliated medical clinics include Cobourg Clinic, Cobourg Health Centre and Cobourg Medical Centre.

NFHT offers primary and preventative health care services to patients of the participating doctors.

The health care professionals include: Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Dietitians, an Occupational Therapist, a Chiropodist, Social Workers, a Mental Health Clinician, a Pharmacist, and a Physiotherapist. 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.

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.


MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, please wear your own mask (homemade or otherwise). Please ensure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CALL FOR DONATED CLOTH MASKS
The Ontario Health Team Northumberland is collecting donated cloth masks. For more information  on how to make a mask and where to drop off donations, please click here.
Need A Doctor?

For those with or without a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use the new website northumberlandcare.com to find the best way to reach a family doctor or nurse practitioner during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for the press release.Northumberland Care Press Release 2020-03-22

Workshops

MINDFULNESS for Managing Difficult Emotions
Ester Odermatt, MSW, RSW Mental Health Clinician here at NFHT will present this free Zoom webinar on June 17 at 1:30pm. For details and to register, please click on this poster for instructions.

 

UNMASKING THE TRUTH: how to properly reuse, store and wash your cloth mask
NFHT’s Brooke Mitchell, D.Ch and Tanis Twiddy, NP will present a free Zoom webinar on June 18 at 12pm. For details and to register please click on this poster  for instructions.

What’s Happening in Our Community

Seniors Moving Forward: The Northumberland YMCA has launched a program designed for seniors to promote healthy living and well-being.  To register for this free program contact Leslie Murray leslie.murray@nrt.ymca.ca or at 905-372-9247. For details click here.

 

Tick Talk – Ticks are now back. The confirmed number of ticks infected with Lyme disease has increased in Northumberland. If you find a tick attached to you, or a pet, remove it immediately. The risk of contracting Lyme disease increases after a tick has been attached  for 24 hours or is engorged. Speak to your healthcare provider if you need help removing a tick or if you subsequently have a bullseye rash or experience flu like symptoms. There is a treatment for Lyme disease. For a map of Lyme disease risk areas and more click here. 

 

Grocery shopping for seniors only and delivery service is available in Northumberland’s stores. Click here for a detailed list of hours.

 

Meals on Wheels – is accepting new clients and still delivering frozen meals. Call Community Care Northumberland 705-653-0932 or commcare.ca.

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

If you would like information about our smoking cessation program through STOP that offers free NRT, please call 289-252-2139 or email info@nfht.ca.

 

 

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