Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Family Health Team?

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care defines a Family Health Team as “…an approach to primary health care that brings together different health care providers to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care to you – the patient”. Family Health Teams provide care that is more accessible, coordinated, and comprehensive. They will give patients the opportunity to be more involved in making decisions about their own health.

You can find out more information about Family Health Teams on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s website at
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/hco/options/fht.aspx

Where is the Northumberland Family Health Team Located?

The Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) is located on the lower level of the Northumberland Mall in Cobourg. For the location of family doctor offices, please refer to Location and Hours of Operation.

Please note that NFHT is not a walk-in clinic. When you enrol with NFHT, you have access to primary health care treatment or advice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a combination of regular office hours, and a nurse-staffed Telephone Health Advisory Service (THAS).

Can I use your services without being an enrolled patient of one of your doctors?

The NFHT programs are only available to patients who are enrolled with our doctors. Our workshops are generally open to the community with some exceptions.

How do I Know if my Family Doctor is part of the NFHT?

For a list of participating family doctors, please refer to the Team.

What health care professionals are part of the NFHT?

For a list of our health care professionals, please refer to the Team.

What programs and services are available?

NFHT also offers a series of workshops on a quarterly basis.

How can I access the programs and services?

You must be referred by one of our doctors most programs. Many of our workshops are open to the community and you can enroll directly.

How much does it cost to participate in the programs and services offered by the NFHT?

There is no cost to you for any of the services. All the programs and services offered by the NFHT are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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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