Family Health Teams

Family Health Teams are an approach to primary health care that brings together different health care providers to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for the patient.

Designed to give physicians support from other complementary professionals, Family Health Teams consist of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals who work collaboratively, each utilizing their experience and skills so that the patient receives the very best care.

The family physicians at The Peterborough Clinic formed their Family Health Team (FHT) in 2006. They are proud to be part of the Peterborough Networked Family Health Teams under the auspices of Primary Health Care Services of Peterborough (PHCS). PHCS is a non-profit organization that was created in 2005 to act as the coordinating agency for the five Peterborough Networked Family Health Teams.

The Clinic’s FHT includes the family physicians, dietician, mental health clinicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and consulting pharmacists. For more information about these professionals and their roles within the FHT please click on the links in the left margin.

For more information about Family Health Teams please click on the link below:
www.health.gov.on.ca