Frequently Asked Questions

Can we still make an appointment to see a doctor, nurse or clinician at NFHT?

Do I have to wear a mask when I go to an appointment?

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 only offers service by appointment. 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 Northumberland Family Health Team Doctors list.

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.

COVID & FLU SHOTS, Masking

Covid and flu shot appointments are available at our clinic in the lower level of the Northumberland Mall. To book online click here or you can call 289-252-2139. For more information click here for covid or here for flu.

 

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, you do still need to wear a procedure mask inside of our office – we can provide one. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff.

Groups & Webinars

For our easy-to-use Zoom guide for groups click here.

Stress Management & CBT Insomnia: these  programs are for rostered patients. For details please click here  or call 289-252-2139.

 

To view previous webinars please see our YouTube Channel .

What’s Happening in Our Community

With rising cases of respiratory illness like #RSV and #influenza in our region + the ongoing presence of #covid19, #OHT-N partners have joined forces to issue an urgent #northumberland ‘call to action’.

For details, please click here.

 

PACE Talk: Emergency Preparedness at Home

Join the Northumberland PACE partners and special guest panelists,
Constable Jason Salisbury, Cobourg Police Service, Keith Barrett, Deputy Chief of Operations, Northumberland Paramedics, and Rachel Dunbrack, Firefighter, Town of Cobourg, Ontario on Thursday, January 26 at 5:30 PM for our virtual conversation. To find more and register go to PACETalks.com.

 

NFHT Career Opportunity

NFHT is seeking a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to work within a family practice office and as part of our interprofessional program team. Please see our careers page for more information new postings.

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

If you would like information about our smoking cessation program through STOP that offers free NRT, please call 289-252-2139 or email info@nfht.ca.

 

 

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