Family Health Teams are health care organizations that include a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other professionals who work together to provide health care for their community. Family Health Teams provide more service and a wide range of health options, especially for people who don’t have a doctor.
Family Health Teams ensure that people receive the care they need in their communities, as each team is set-up based on local health and community needs. They focus on chronic disease management, disease prevention and health promotion, and work with other health care organizations, such as public health units and Community Care Access Centres.
Our mission is to provide excellent comprehensive healthcare to our patients with a focus on quality, innovation and empowerment.
To inspire and create a new way of delivering sustainable, patient-focussed healthcare, driven by a passion for excellence.
•We will provide exceptional patient-focussed, family- centred, community- oriented clinical care
•We will recruit and create an exceptional family health team for your clinical care and to help you and your family navigate through the healthcare system
•We aim to lead the province in quality-of-care metrics aimed at improving your primary care
•We focus on educating patients, their families and their caregivers so that they may understand their health status and anticipate their needs
•We look to undertaking training and education of medical physician in residency so as to influence the future standards of care provided in our healthcare system
•We are dedicated to developing interdisciplinary teams, and community partnerships between patients, clinicians, caregivers and community programs to optimize healthcare delivery to our patients
•We strive to provide information to and communication with our patients in a way that best suits their needs
•We are committed to educating and supporting our patients to take on a responsible leadership role in their health care decisions, and ownership of their personal and family health and wellness
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)