COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 Vaccine current updates are on our dedicated page click here. 

  • Call us. If you have a new or ongoing health concern or question, your family doctor and health team want to hear from you.
  • Prescriptions. If you need a prescription refill, please request this through your pharmacy.
  • For non-urgent concerns, or reasons other than appointment booking, please call in the afternoon.
  • Group therapy and educational programming is starting again – both virtual and physically distanced options will be provided. Visit our website or sign up for our newsletter for the most up to date information.

Changes in place to protect our patients and providers from COVID-19:

  • Do not walk-in to any of our sites.

– Make an appointment to visit/pick-up/drop-off.

– Phone lines may be busier than usual due to providers consulting with patients over the phone. We apologize and ask for your patience … please keep calling!

  • Connect by telephone or video appointment.

– Many health concerns can be managed by phone or video appointments.

– In-person appointments will only be booked when your health care needs cannot be met by phone or video appointment.

  • Wash your hands and wear a mask.

– If you need to be seen in person, you will be asked to clean your hands upon entry and you must wear a cloth mask at all times within our space (except under 2 years of age or other specific exception), unless a provider asks you to remove it to examine you.

  • Increased wait times for less urgent in-person appointments.

– In-person appointments for the most urgent concerns are being booked first.

– There is a limit on the number of in-person visits that are being provided for safety reasons: limiting the number of people in the office at a time (physical distancing), increased cleaning between patients, time required for providers to conduct phone/video appointments.

 

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.
  • 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/covid-19

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.


COVID 19 Updates

To register for our Covid Vaccination Clinic, fill out the form on this link and we will contact you. Your call-back may come up as an unlisted number because our staff works virtually. If you already filled out a form in the past, give us a call, we still have your information. https://forms.gle/FnhJfWkU3xyiVkXSA

Please do not call, unless you are returning our call, so we can keep our phone lines free for virtual care.

 

For all other groups, or to go to a mass vaccination clinic like the Cobourg Community Centre, please use the Provincial booking system for Covid-19 Vaccinations. Go to Ontario.ca/bookvaccine. Or you can call 1-888-999-6488.

 

The CCC, or any mass clinic, will drop off the provincial list if they no longer have available appointments for current vaccine supply. As vaccine supply comes in, more appointments are loaded into the systems. Do check back. For information on all eligible groups and local pharmacies also booking Covid vaccinations please go the HKPRDHU site click here. 

 

Read an interview about these new vaccines with our Dr. Smith, the COVID-19 Vaccine Physician Lead for NFHT.

To Volunteer at the CCC clinic please go to https://northumberland.io/

Local COVID-19 Testing Centres Go To Appointment Only

For information about how to get a test, or see a primary care provider about symptoms at the NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre or at the Trent Hills COVID-19 Testing Centre, and to find about more about local testing coordination efforts,  please click here to read the latest news release from the Ontario Health Team of Northumberland.

 

How to reach 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

Groups & Webinars

For our easy-to-use Zoom guide for groups click here.

 

Parenting Tips for 12 years and under – new Lunch and Learn free Zoom webinar on Aug 9 at 12pm. To register click here.

 

CBT Isomnia: New sessions Wednesdays: June 30, July 14, 21 and 28th 1:30 to 3:00pm in this free zoom program. For more information and to register email kbeale@nfht.ca or call 289-252-2139.

 

Making Virtual Connections Support Group: Connect with others weekly and enjoy thoughtful conversation and support while relaxing, sharing and learning. Ongoing, always weclomes new members – To join group click here.

Coping with Tough Emotions: free zoom webinar on July 5 at 12pm. Click here to register. 

To view previous webinars please see our YouTube Channel .

 

UNMASKING THE TRUTH: how to properly reuse, store and wash your cloth mask
NFHT’s Brooke Mitchell, D.Ch and Tanis Twiddy, NP created this webinar. For a copy of the presentation including video links, please click here. Click here for a highlight poster of Fast facts for masks.

What’s Happening in Our Community

The Colborne outreach clinic will open April 6. Learn more, including the services planned for this location by clicking here.  

 

Assess the risk of visiting others during the pandemic – use this online tool developed by experts to determine the risk level of a visit, particularly to seniors or those with chronic illness.  www.covidvisitrisk.com

 

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

MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

To learn more about personal preventative measures against Covid 19, including where it is mandatory to wear a mask, please see the Ontario Health Team Northumberland’s press release here. 

 

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 OHTN is collecting donated cloth masks. For more information about the program and information on how to make a mask please click here.  New drop off locations:
BRIGHTON –Community Care Northumberland –46 Prince Edward Street (arrange drop-off –613-475-4190, brighton@commcare.ca)
CAMPBELLFORD –Community Living Campbellford–65 Bridge Street East (call in advance -705.653.1821, ext 203)
COBOURG -Northumberland Hills Hospital’s main entrance, 1000 DePalma Drive–between 8 AM and 8 PM daily
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.

NFHT Career Opportunity

PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Temporary Parental Leave Contract

Starting May 2021
Please click here for full details on our careers page.

 

 

Northumberland Family Health Team copyright © 2021 All Rights Reserved