Letter from the Executive Director

How our Family Health Team Supports Your Health

 Dear Patient:

What is a Family Health Team? 

Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Family Health Teams are a newer approach to provincial health care and are designed to provide better access to family health care.  Over 200 Family Health Teams have been established in Ontario over the past eleven years.

A Family Health Team is a team based approach to primary care with family physicians and other health care professionals working together to provide comprehensive, accessible and coordinated family health care services to you – the patient.

Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT)

The Northumberland Family Health Team consists of 20 family doctors who will work with a support and management team and 17 other health care professionals. These include: Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Dietitians, Social Workers, an Occupational Therapist, a Chiropodist, a Pharmacist, a Physiotherapist and a Footcare Nurse.

NFHT’s emphasis is on health promotion and improved management of chronic disease through treatment and monitoring as well as supporting patients in improving self-management skillsWe offer a number of workshops that patients can sign up for without a referral.

NFHT currently has twelve programs: Seniors Wellness, Healthy Lung, Healthy Heart, Healthy Living, Adult Mental Health, Smoking Cessation, Home Based Transition Care, Physiotherapy, Diabetes, Footcare, Pharmacy and Chronic Pain. We also offer Acute and Episodic Care Services. In each program, health care professionals with special training, skills and experience work with family doctors to provide care to patients.

What does the Northumberland Family Health Team mean to me – the patient?

As a patient you have access to many new no cost services and programs to help you meet your health care goals. You will continue to see your family doctor on a regular basis, however, other members of the NFHT may assist your physician in providing primary healthcare services.

Example:   You may have an appointment with your family doctor where you discuss your desire to quit smoking.  Your family doctor may then refer you to the NFHT “Smoking Cessation Program” where you will meet with one of the health care professionals at the NFHT main office.   The health care professional will then communicate all pertinent health information back to your family doctor.

Referral Process and Location of Services and Programs

You will visit your family doctor at their current office location.

If you are referred by your doctor to see one of the health care professionals your doctor will send a referral to the NFHT main office.  The Administrative staff at the NFHT main office will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Most health care professional visits will occur at the NFHT main office on the lower level of the Northumberland Mall. 

More Information

Our website is a good source of up to date information about the programs and workshops offered by NFHT . Please visit it regularly at www.nfht.ca. We can also be reached by phone at (289) 252-2139.

A Northumberland Family Health Team Information Bulletin Board will be located within your family doctor’s office. Please refer to the information board and to the website for NFHT news items and updates.

Learn More About Family Health Teams

We look forward to providing you with the best possible care.

Yours truly,

Laurel Savoy

Executive Director

Northumberland Family Health Team

What’s Happening in Your Community

PROGRAM SUPPORT ASSISTANT – Permanent Full Time

 

NURSE PRACTITIONER – Permanent Full Time

 

Free Flu Shot Clinic – Northumberland Mall Lower Level 

November 12th to December 11th

Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Flu Clinic Poster 2019 

 

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 – Ontario Health Team of Northumberland Collaborative Planning Committee welcomes Ministry of Health representatives

Media Release – Final proposal submitted to form OHT-N

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

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 December 6th – HAES – size acceptance

Tuesday December 10th – Creating Change

Friday December 13th – P.A. Basics

Tuesday December 17th – Nutrition Basics

Friday December 20th – Macronutrients

Healthy Living Workshop Series 2019

 

 

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