The NPFHT provides primary health care services to the community of North Perth. Primary health care is your first point of contact with the health system through your family physician and other health care providers that work within the family health team. Family health teams were implemented to address the shortage of health care professionals - doctors, nurses and other professionals.
Family Health Teams bring together an array of healthcare providers to work under one umbrella organization to provide a comprehensive range of heath services designed to treat illness, provide education and support for healthier lifestyles, and to provide preventative health screening services. There have been many success stories to showcase interdisciplinary teams as an effective mechanism for providing quality health services.
The Family Health Team concept is focused on:
The NPFHT currently offers a diverse multidisciplinary team of physicians, registered nurse practitioners, registered dietitian, registered pharmacist, youth worker: addictions, social worker, mental health counsellor, health promoter, business manager, executive assistant, and executive director. Our team works in a collaborative health practice to realize the dream of primary health care. We are your partners in "helping you to health yourself."
The North Perth Family Health Team is a teaching centre for the University Of Western Ontario School Of Medicine and collaborates with Medical Training Programs from other universities. As a Health Team, we are committed to providing rural-based medical education to 3rd and 4th year medical students and family practice residents.
While receiving health care at our clinic, you may receive care from one of the Medical Residents. We appreciate your continuing support as a patient of this program. They provide another source of service, and sometimes the latest insights in healthcare. These experiences can lead to future physicians locating in the area.
Bill 168 (Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act) states that harassment or verbal abuse in the workplace will not be tolerated. Therefore, please treat all staff with respect or you will be asked to leave.