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!

Acute and Episodic Care

Nurse Practitioner and Nurse visits to address health concerns and provide care

Mental Health Program

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

Foot Care Program 

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.

Physiotherapy Program

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.

Vascular Health

Physiotherapy, Clinical Nutrition (Dietitian) and Nursing services for people with (or at risk for) heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney or circulatory disease.

Healthy Living

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.

Healthy Lung

Our Certified Respiratory Educator and Registered Nurse provide assessment, treatment, monitoring and education for those living with respiratory impairment, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and restrictive lung disease.

Seniors Wellness

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.

Smoking Cessation

Nurses, Respiratory Therapist and Pharmacist provide counselling and nicotine replacement therapy for patients who are motivated to quit smoking.

Pharmacist Consult/Medication Support

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.

Clinical Nutrition

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.

Home Based Transition Care Team

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!


COVID 19 Updates

COVID 19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine availability in Northumberland County is unknown at this time. For more details about the new vaccines please refer to our dedicated webpage click here.


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 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: Coping with Uncomfortable Emotions – Ester Odermatt, a Mental Health Clinician will guide you through coping skills. The free webinar is Jan. 20 at 1:30, to register  please click here.


Mediterranean Diet – join RD Sarah Kassel to learn about this delicious, healthy and satisfying way to eat during a free zoom webinar on Jan. 28 at 1:30pm – to register please click here.


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

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.


Community Health Centres of Northumberland – click this for community Program Flyer Fall 2020 or for details see


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


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.


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,
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



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