About Your Primary Health Care Services

What types of services does the Family Health Team provide?

Our team provides health care services to our rostered clients which includes:
  • Primary Care
  • Preventative Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion

What is primary care?

Primary health care refers to the patient's first point of contact with a doctor or a health care team.  Primary health care includes disease management and prevention, education and health promotion.

What is a Family Health Team?

A Family Health Team is an approach to primary health care that is patient centered and brings together different providers to organize the highest possible quality of care for you - our patient.

Designed to give doctors support from other health providers, most Family Health Teams will consist of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and dietitians who work together.  Each provider uses their experience and skills so that you receive the very best care, when you need it, from the most appropriate provider, as close to home as possible.

 What does having access to a Family Health Team mean to me?
  • Your family doctor will continue to see you during their regular offices hours.
  • You will have access to other health professionals within the Family Health Team, such as a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, social worker and registered dietitian.  For example:
    • You  may see the dietitian to help you manage your diet with dealing with a chronic condition.
    • You may see the nurse to monitor your blood pressure.
    • You may see the social worker to help you with smoking cessation.
    • You may see the nurse practitioner for a prescription renewal or a non-urgent health concern.
  • If you see another provider in the Family Health Team for treatment, your own doctor will receive documentation about the nature of your visit through the Electronic Medical Record so that he or she will be up-to-date about your medical condition.