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

Media Release – Final Proposal Submitted for formation of Ontario Health Team of Northumberland

Media Release – Final proposal submitted to form OHT-N

 

Saturday Pap Test Clinic for Patients of the Northumberland Family Health Team

Saturday November 9, 2019. 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

NFHT Sat PAP Clinic November 9 2019 

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

Sodium 101

Find out other hidden sources of sodium, how to read a label for sodium and other ways you can eat to lower your bloodpressure.

Thursday, November 21st

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Sodium 101 

Mediterranean Diet Workshop

Find out how you can benefit from this style of eating.

Wednesday October 30th

1:30 to 3:00 pm

Med Diet Workshop 

Healthy Living Education Series

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

Friday October 11th 1:30 pm – Nutrition Basics

Tuesday October 15th 10:00 am – Creating Change, How to get the Ball Rolling

Friday October 18th 1:00 pm – Open Topic, Come with questions, pick our brains!

Healthy Living Workshop Series 2019

 

 

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