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 Our Community

For those with or without a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use the new website www.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

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

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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