Smoking Cessation

The goal of the smoking cessation program is to educate, encourage and assist NFHT patients in quitting smoking.  Our team of trained health professionals provides individual counseling in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere to patients that are ready to quit smoking. The patients are provided with resources and tools to help them in being successful. During their appointment behavioral modifications, coping strategies, stress management and smoking cessation products will be explored.

The Northumberland Family Health Team is participating in a smoking cessation program study called STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients).  This program is for family health team patients who are interested in quitting smoking and would like to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) including nicotine patch, inhaler, lozenge and gum for assistance. This program provides free NRT in combination with counseling. The benefit of participating in this program is that it may help the patient quit smoking. Quitting smoking is the single most important thing that a patient can do to improve their health.

Patients can be referred to the Smoking Cessation Program by their NFHT primary care provider or health care profession.


  • Registered Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Pharmacist

How to Access:

  • Physician, Nurse Practitioner or NFHT Clinician referral
  • Self-referral by phone or in-person

Patient Resources

Smokers Helpline

Canadian Lung Association: Quit Smoking

Smoke Free Living

Tobacco Info

Canadian Cancer Society

Center for Addiction and Mental Health

What’s Happening in Your Community


New location;

9 Elgin Street East

Cobourg   (Next to the Cobourg DrugMart)




NURSE PRACTITIONER – Temporary Full-Time




NURSE PRACTITIONER – 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

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

Food and Mood Alumni Group

Food and Mood Alumni Group Monthly Check In

2nd Wednesday Monthly 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Starting Wednesday February 12th

Food Mood Alumni Monthly

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.

Friday January 17th – Macronutrients

Tuesday January 21st – Physical Activity for Chronic Conditions

Friday January 24th – Overcoming Barriers

Tuesday January 28th – Physical Activity Basics

Friday January 31st – Grocery Shopping and Dining Out

Healthy Living Workshop Series 2019



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