NFHT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

The Northumberland Family Health Team offers a variety of programs and services to help you achieve your best possible wellness and quality of life. The programs and services are provided by regulated health care professionals who work together and in partnership with the NFHT family physicians. The programs and services target a variety of health concerns and offer assessment, treatment, prevention, education and support.

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.

Eligibility

We offer many educational workshops that are open to the public. Click here to see the current schedule.

To participate in our other programs and services, you must have a NFHT family physician. Click here to see the list of NFHT family physicians.

Some programs and services have specific eligibility requirements – click on the program or service below for more information.


Click on a program name below to read more information!

Acute and Episodic Care 

Nurse Practitioner and Nurse visits to address health concerns and provide care

Mental Health Program 

Social Workers and Psychotherapist provide individual counselling and group programs for people requiring support for mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, grief/loss, coping or care-giving

Foot Care Program 

Chiropodist and Foot Care Nurse provide assessment and treatment of foot conditions such as ingrown toenails, warts, foot ulcers and infections in addition to preventative foot care for those at high risk for foot disease and/or not able to safely provide own foot care.

Physiotherapy Program 

Physiotherapist provides assessment, education and treatment of acute or chronic conditions to patients who are otherwise unable to access physiotherapy through OHIP, benefit or private pay community based services.

Vascular Health 

Physiotherapy, Clinical Nutrition (Dietitian) and Nursing services for people with (or at risk for) heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney or circulatory disease.

Healthy Living

Physiotherapy, Nursing and Clinical Nutrition (Dietitian) services for people who are motivated to make healthy lifestyle changes, including people with poor nutrition, obesity, anorexia, low or no physical activity

Healthy Lung 

Respiratory Therapist and Physiotherapist provide assessment, treatment, monitoring and education for people with respiratory impairment including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and restrictive lung disease.

*Note – program is currently on hold*

Seniors Wellness 

Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Dietitian, Physiotherapist, Physician, Geriatrician, Mental Health Clinician work together to assess and support seniors and care partners to live safely, confidently and fully as possible. Primary Care Memory Clinic is available for those with cognitive impairment or dementia.

Smoking Cessation 

Nurses, Respiratory Therapist and Pharmacist provide counselling and nicotine replacement therapy for patients who are motivated to quit smoking.

Pharmacist Consult/Medication Support

Pharmacist provides medication related information, health teaching, medication management, deprescribing and optimization services for patients and prescribers.  Includes appointments for medication review and teaching for patients recently discharged from hospital and assessment/monitoring of patients on new or high risk medications.

Clinical Nutrition

Dietitians provide nutrition assessment, medical nutrition therapy, management and counseling for people with nutrition concerns, including people with concerns related to pregnancy, infant/childhood nutrition, gastrointestinal disease, malnutrition, eating or swallowing disorders.

Home Based Transition Care Team

A Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse work with patients who have been hospitalized with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Heart Failure (HF) to provide hospital to home support, ensuring stabilization of symptoms, adjusting medications, monitoring and teaching. Service starts before going home from hospital and continues for up to 4 weeks until the patient is stable.

 

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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