Patient Information

You are considered a patient of the Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) if you are enrolled to one of the 20 family doctors listed on our Hours of Operation Page. Your family doctor will now have the opportunity to work with other health care professionals to provide a group approach to your primary health care needs.

What does the Northumberland Family Health Team mean to me – the patient?

As a patient you now have access to many new no cost services and programs to help you meet your health care goals. You will continue to see your family doctor on a regular basis, however, other members of the NFHT may assist your doctor in providing primary healthcare services.

Example: You may have an appointment with your family doctor where it is determined that you have a respiratory problem (eg. Asthma). Your family doctor may then refer you to the NFHT “Healthy Lung Program” where you will first see the Registered Nurse at your doctor’s office and then you will have an appointment with the Respiratory Therapist within the NFHT offices. The Respiratory Therapist will then communicate all pertinent health information back to your family doctor.

Referral Process and Location of Services and Programs

You will continue to visit your family doctor at their current office location.

If you are referred by your doctor to see one of the health care professionals your doctor will send a referral to the NFHT main office. The administrative staff at the NFHT main office will contact you to schedule an appointment.

All health care professional visits will occur at the NFHT main office on the lower level of the Northumberland Mall.

What’s Happening in Your Community

Screening Precautions Underway Coronavirus

 

IF YOU HAVE A COUGH AND FEVER

    AND

IF YOU OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU HAS RECENTLY TRAVELLED TO CHINA

 

PLEASE ALERT THE CLINIC STAFF WHEN YOU CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND AVOID ANY UNSCHEDULED VISIT TO THE CLINIC.

 

For all interprofessional health provider appointments/groups/programs at the Northumberland Mall location:

If you are sick and may be infectious (new or worse cough or shortness of breath, fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea), please call us to reschedule your appointment.

 

THESE PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS AND WILL ALLOW US TO CARE FOR YOU AND THE OTHER PEOPLE AT THE CLINIC.

 

As has been widely reported, a new coronavirus was discovered in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and there has been limited person-to-person transmission. The new strain of coronavirus is called Novel Coronavirus-Wuhan (nCov).

 

Ontario’s Ministry of Health has created a dedicated web page where you can learn more about this coronavirus and find daily updates (https://www.ontario.ca/page/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov).

 

The risk to Canadians remains low.

 

Northumberland Family Health Team is following

guidance from the Ministry of Health and taking precautions by asking all patients about symptoms and travel. Protocols are in place to appropriately isolate and test any patients requiring investigation.

 

MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN – MSW – Permanent Part-Time

 

NURSE PRACTITIONER – Temporary Full-Time

 

PROGRAM SUPPORT ASSISTANT – Permanent Full Time

 

Nurse Practitioner Rapid Access Clinic

For:  Patients of the NFHT who need an urgent appointment and are unable to get one at their doctor’s office.  This is an alternative to using a walk-in clinic.

To Book an Appointment, call: 289-252-2139.

  • You MUST have a family doctor with the Northumberland Family Health Team and a valid Ontario Health Card
  • Emergencies should still go to the hospital Emergency Department

Location:      Northumberland Family Health Team

Northumberland Mall – Lower Level

Hours:            Phone lines open at 8:00 am

Tuesdays:  9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Closed on Statutory Holidays

 

Media Release – New Northumberland Ontario Health Team to Provide Better Connected Care for Patients

Announcement_ OHT Northumberland

OHT-Northumberland Website

www.ohtnorthumberland.ca

Osteoarthritis Information Sessions

Come learn from our Physiotherapist how to continue enjoying life despite having Osteoarthritis.

OA Workshop

4th Monday of every month.

10:00 to 11:30 am

Saturday Pap Test Clinic

Saturday Pap Test Clinic For patients of the NFHT

February 29th 2020

NFHT Sat PAP Clinic February 29 2020

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

This is a group session that will offer information on a variety of smoking cessation options.

Ongoing sessions alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays

NFHT Smoking Cessation Workshop

Healthy Living Education Series

Come on out to learn about various Healthy Living Lifestyle topics on Physical Activity and Nutrition.

Healthy Living Workshop Series 2019

 

 

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