About NFHT

In 2011, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care awarded west Northumberland a Family Health Team based on an application submitted by 21 local family doctors and supported by local health care partners. The Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) became operational at the end of August, 2011.

The NFHT will form partnerships with other health care providers to ensure that the NFHT patients have seamless and sustainable access to health care in the community, and that joint programs are established to facilitate chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention.

Our Vision

All residents of west Northumberland have timely access to exceptional primary health care services through a sustainable health care model.

Our Mission

In an integrated and collaborative manner, the Northumberland Family Health Team will efficiently provide high quality, accessible patient centered care that offers a comprehensive range of core and targeted services aimed at managing and preventing disease and improving the health status of the population.

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

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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