NFHT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

THE NORTHUMBERLAND FAMILY HEALTH TEAM AT THE NORTHUMBERLAND MALL LOCATION IS STILL PROVIDING CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS BY CONNECTING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WITH PEOPLE USING THE TELEPHONE AND INTERNET WHEN POSSIBLE – THE EXCEPTION IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ESSENTIAL NEEDS FOR IN-PERSON CARE AS DEFINED BY THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.

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.

 

MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, please wear your own mask (homemade or otherwise). Please ensure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Need A Doctor?

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

What’s Happening in Our Community

Seniors Moving Forward: The Northumberland YMCA has launched a program designed for seniors to promote healthy living and well-being.  To register for this free program contact Leslie Murray leslie.murray@nrt.ymca.ca or at 905-372-9247. For details click here.

 

Tick Talk – Ticks are now back. The confirmed number of ticks infected with Lyme disease has increased in Northumberland. If you find a tick attached to you, or a pet, remove it immediately. The risk of contracting Lyme disease increases after a tick has been attached  for 24 hours or is engorged. Speak to your healthcare provider if you need help removing a tick or if you subsequently have a bullseye rash or experience flu like symptoms. There is a treatment for Lyme disease. For a map of Lyme disease risk areas and more click here. 

 

Grocery shopping for seniors only and delivery service is available in Northumberland’s stores. Click here for a detailed list of hours.

 

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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