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 is not a walk-in clinic. 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 Team.

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.

Need A COVID-19 Test? Or a Doctor?

Local COVID-19 Testing Centres Go To Appointment Only

For information about how to get a test at the NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre or at the Trent Hills COVID-19 Testing Centre, and to find about more about local testing coordination efforts,  please click here to read the latest news release from the Ontario Health Team of Northumberland.

 

How to reach 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

Groups & Webinars

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

 

CBT INSOMNIA – How to Improve Your sleep
Kathy Beale, BSW, MSW, RSW NFHT Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician will present this free Zoom webinar series, four sessions starting Nov 4 at 1:30pm. For details and to register, please email kbeale@nfht.ca.

 

UNMASKING THE TRUTH: how to properly reuse, store and wash your cloth mask
NFHT’s Brooke Mitchell, D.Ch and Tanis Twiddy, NP created this webinar. For a copy of the presentation including video links, please click here. Click here for a highlight poster of Fast facts for masks.

What’s Happening in Our Community

Community Health Centres of Northumberland – click this for community Program Flyer Fall 2020 or for details see https://chcnorthumberland.ca/

 

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.

 

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

MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

To learn more about personal preventative measures against Covid 19, including where it is mandatory to wear a mask, please see the Ontario Health Team Northumberland’s press release here. 

 

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.

 

CALL FOR DONATED CLOTH MASKS
The OHTN is collecting donated cloth masks. For more information about the program and information on how to make a mask please click here.  New drop off locations:
BRIGHTON –Community Care Northumberland –46 Prince Edward Street (arrange drop-off –613-475-4190, brighton@commcare.ca)
CAMPBELLFORD –Community Living Campbellford–65 Bridge Street East (call in advance -705.653.1821, ext 203)
COBOURG -Northumberland Hills Hospital’s main entrance, 1000 DePalma Drive–between 8 AM and 8 PM daily
Career Opportunites at NFHT
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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