THE NORTHUMBERLAND FAMILY HEALTH TEAM AT THE NORTHUMBERLAND MALL LOCATION IS STILL PROVIDING CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS BY CONNECTING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WITH PEOPLE USING THE TELEPHONE AND INTERNET WHEN POSSIBLE – THE EXCEPTION IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ESSENTIAL NEEDS FOR IN-PERSON CARE AS DEFINED BY THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.
The Northumberland Family Health Team offers a variety of programs and services to help you achieve your best possible wellness and quality of life. The programs and services are provided by regulated health care professionals who work together and in partnership with the NFHT family physicians. The programs and services target a variety of health concerns and offer assessment, treatment, prevention, education and support.
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.
We offer many educational workshops that are open to the public. Click here to see the current schedule.
To participate in our other programs and services, you must have a NFHT family physician. Click here to see the list of NFHT family physicians.
Some programs and services have specific eligibility requirements – click on the program or service below for more information.
Some programs are now being offered virtually using Zoom, please see below for details on how to use Zoom.
Click on a program name below to read more information!
Nurse Practitioner and Nurse visits to address health concerns and provide care
Social Workers and Psychotherapist provide individual counselling and group programs for people requiring support for mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, grief/loss, coping or care-giving
Chiropodist and Foot Care Nurse provide assessment and treatment of foot conditions such as ingrown toenails, warts, foot ulcers and infections in addition to preventative foot care for those at high risk for foot disease and/or not able to safely provide own foot care.
Physiotherapist provides assessment, education and treatment of acute or chronic conditions to patients who are otherwise unable to access physiotherapy through OHIP, benefit or private pay community based services.
Physiotherapy, Clinical Nutrition (Dietitian) and Nursing services for people with (or at risk for) heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney or circulatory disease.
Physiotherapy, Nursing and Registered Dietitian services for people who are looking for an approach to wellness that promotes good nutrition and physical activity habits for the sake of health and well-being.
Respiratory Therapist and Physiotherapist provide assessment, treatment, monitoring and education for people with respiratory impairment including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and restrictive lung disease.
*Note – program is currently on hold*
Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Dietitian, Physiotherapist, Physician, Geriatrician, Mental Health Clinician work together to assess and support seniors and care partners to live safely, confidently and fully as possible. Primary Care Memory Clinic is available for those with cognitive impairment or dementia.
Nurses, Respiratory Therapist and Pharmacist provide counselling and nicotine replacement therapy for patients who are motivated to quit smoking.
Pharmacist provides medication related information, health teaching, medication management, deprescribing and optimization services for patients and prescribers. Includes appointments for medication review and teaching for patients recently discharged from hospital and assessment/monitoring of patients on new or high risk medications.
Dietitians provide nutrition assessment, medical nutrition therapy, management and counseling for people with nutrition concerns, including people with concerns related to pregnancy, infant/childhood nutrition, gastrointestinal disease, malnutrition, eating or swallowing disorders.
A Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse work with patients who have been hospitalized with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Heart Failure (HF) to provide hospital to home support, ensuring stabilization of symptoms, adjusting medications, monitoring and teaching. Service starts before going home from hospital and continues for up to 4 weeks until the patient is stable.
Some workshops are being offered through Zoom, a free online meeting software. You can attend the workshops by computer or by phone. Click here to download Zoom to your computer now, or you also have the option to run Zoom through your Internet browser just prior to the start of the workshop. If you would prefer to run the meeting through your browser, simply click on the link of the webinar you want to attend below, a few minutes before the meeting starts.
If you have never used Zoom before, we recommend that you log on 10-15 minutes ahead of the session you want to attend to give yourself time to work through any technical issues. The Zoom website has lots of resources available to help you get started or troubleshoot common problems.
You can also check out our easy-to-use Zoom guide for groups for some instructions!