Launch of Northumberlandcare.com to connect patients with/without a family doctor to doctors

Virtual care is now available for Northumberland resident patients without a family doctor. Individuals in Northumberland that have a family doctor can use the new website www.northumberlandcare.com to find the best way to reach their family doctor during this time.

Those without a family doctor can use northumberlandcare.com to speak to the next available family doctor and find out how to contact their office during specified times. It is anticipated that a doctor will be available for 3 hours a day, 6 days a week.

Please see more details on the website or on this Northumberland Care Press Release 2020-03-22.

 

Are you looking for a Family Doctor?

We do not keep a waiting list for people looking for a family doctor.

Health Care Connect is a program that helps you find a doctor if you don’t have one. It is run by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  You can also use the program to change family health care providers, but only after you drop off your current family health care provider’s patient list. Once you register with Health Care Connect a Care Connector will search for a doctor in our community that is accepting new patients. About 80% of people who join the program find a family health care provider this way.

You can reach Health Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822 or visit Ontario.ca/healthcareconnect.

Our family doctors will notify Health Care Connect directly when they are rostering new patients.

COVID 19 Updates

The NFHT Vaccination clinic is now fully booked. We will post notices of any future clinics here. 

 

For all other groups, or to go to a mass vaccination clinic like the Cobourg Community Centre, please use the Provincial booking system for Covid-19 Vaccinations. Go to Ontario.ca/bookvaccine. Or you can call 1-888-999-6488.

 

The CCC, or any mass clinic, will drop off the provincial list if they no longer have available appointments for current vaccine supply. As vaccine supply comes in, more appointments are loaded into the systems. Do check back. For information on all eligible groups and local pharmacies also booking Covid vaccinations please go the HKPRDHU site click here. 

 

Read an interview about these new vaccines with our Dr. Smith, the COVID-19 Vaccine Physician Lead for NFHT.

To Volunteer at the CCC clinic please go to https://northumberland.io/

Local COVID-19 Testing Centres Go To Appointment Only

For information about how to get a test, or see a primary care provider about symptoms 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.

 

Mindfulness: How to Develop Self-Compassion free zoom webinar April 14 at 10:30 am. To register click here.

 

CBT-Insomnia: An Introduction To Improving Your Sleep free zoom webinar series starts May 6 at 1:30pm. To register call 289-252-2139 or email kbeale@nfht.ca. For details click here.

 

RISE UP FROM DEPRESSION: Building Resilience – this virtual 6-week program starts May 12 at 1:30pm. To register call 289-252-2139 or email kbeale@nfht.ca. For details click here.
 
To view previous webinars please see our YouTube Channel .

 

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

The Colborne outreach clinic will open April 6. Learn more, including the services planned for this location by clicking here.  

 

Assess the risk of visiting others during the pandemic – use this online tool developed by experts to determine the risk level of a visit, particularly to seniors or those with chronic illness.  www.covidvisitrisk.com

 

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
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.

NFHT Career Opportunity

PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Temporary Parental Leave Contract

Starting May 2021
Please click here for full details on our careers page.

 

 

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