Patient Information

You are considered a patient of the Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) if you are enrolled to one of the 20 family doctors listed on our Hours of Operation Page. Your family doctor will now have the opportunity to work with other health care professionals to provide a group approach to your primary health care needs.

To see our virtual care statement to patients, please click here.

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

As a patient you now 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 doctor in providing primary healthcare services.

Example: You may have an appointment with your family doctor where it is determined that you have a respiratory problem (eg. Asthma). Your family doctor may then refer you to the NFHT “Healthy Lung Program” where you will first see the Registered Nurse at your doctor’s office and then you will have an appointment with the Respiratory Therapist within the NFHT offices. The Respiratory Therapist will then communicate all pertinent health information back to your family doctor.

Referral Process and Location of Services and Programs

You will continue to 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.

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

COVID 19 Updates

To register for our Covid Vaccination Clinic, fill out the form on this link and we will contact you. Your call-back may come up as an unlisted number because our staff works virtually. If you already filled out a form in the past, give us a call, we still have your information. https://forms.gle/FnhJfWkU3xyiVkXSA

Please do not call, unless you are returning our call, so we can keep our phone lines free for virtual care.

 

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.

 

Parenting Tips for 12 years and under – new Lunch and Learn free Zoom webinar on Aug 9 at 12pm. To register click here.

 

CBT Isomnia: New sessions Wednesdays: June 30, July 14, 21 and 28th 1:30 to 3:00pm in this free zoom program. For more information and to register email kbeale@nfht.ca or call 289-252-2139.

 

Making Virtual Connections Support Group: Connect with others weekly and enjoy thoughtful conversation and support while relaxing, sharing and learning. Ongoing, always weclomes new members – To join group click here.

Coping with Tough Emotions: free zoom webinar on July 5 at 12pm. Click here to register. 

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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