At the Kawartha North Family Health Team, we provide primary health care services through our expert team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and support staff. However, our goal is to be much more than this. Our total health and wellness philosophy extends well beyond the “traditional” doctor’s visit to encompass…
- A focus on lifestyle and overall physical and emotional wellness
- A focus on hearing from and offering a range of services and programs to all members of our community… not just our primary care patients
- A focus on prevention and multidisciplinary care that leverages the services of other health providers and supports in our area
- A focus on one-on-one. Our patients aren’t just a health card number. They’re people, and we want to walk with them on a lifetime journey of health and health care.
The kinds of services we provide include:
Primary health care by physicians and nurse practitioners
Comprehensive family medicine services to our registered patients.
Community after hours care and “walk-in” clinics
Services by a nurse practitioner open to all members of and visitors to our area. Offered at locations in Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls.
Preventative health programs and activities
Open to all members of the community and geared to health prevention and overall wellness, ranging from walking and exercise programs to smoking cessation, blood pressure and med-checks, healthy diet, and more.
Phlebotomy (blood-work and lab) services
Provided by the Kawartha North Family Health Team as a joint-venture with the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team and available to patients of either family health team. Offered at our 100 East St. S. location in Bobcaygeon and at the City of Kawartha Lakes FHT’s 205 Francis St. E. location in Fenelon Falls.
Mental health and addiction recovery services
We provide on-staff counselling services to our patients for emotional and mental health. These are complemented by activities and programs offered to all members of the community as part of our preventative health approach. We also provide referral to community support services and specialized medical treatment.
Diabetes, cardiovascular, and other chronic disease management
Chronic ailments like diabetes, heart disease, vascular disease, and asthma impact our community young and old. We provide specialized one-on-one support and broader community-based programs and activities in complement with our primary care to help better manage these conditions and their complications proactively.
Access to specialized care using Ontario Telemedicine
Timely access to physician-specialists is a common concern in Ontario today, but the matter is especially relevant in a largely rural area such as ours. We offer audio-video consultation to patients and all members of the community through our Ontario Telemedicine technology. This provides access to leading specialists in other locations of the province.
A good many of the services we offer that are so widely valued in our community are not funded by the Ontario Government. These include our after-hours, walk-in clinics, specialized programs, and supports we provide to seniors and other members of our community. It’s your contributions that enable us to contribute in the unique and meaningful way that we do. If you would be interested in making a donation to the Kawartha North Family Health team, please visit our donations page to learn more.