Family Health Team – what is it?

Updated: Tuesday June 2, 2015

What is a Family Health Team?

A Family Health Team is a group of healthcare providers who work together to help keep you and your family healthy and co-ordinate the best possible care for your health needs. In addition to family doctors, our team includes nurse practitioners, nurse educators, mental health counselors and a dietitian. The team works together to offer health education and promotion, illness prevention, and disease diagnosis as well as management.

Will I still have a family Doctor?

Yes. Each patient signs up with a doctor and becomes part of the roster of the Family Health Team. You will be able to see your doctor or a nurse practitioner during regular office hours and you may also be referred to other health care providers when appropriate. We are also a teaching facility so our physicians do at times have residents working with them and may ask you to be seen by their resident if appropriate.

 

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