What is a Family Health Team?
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.
Since April 2005, 170 teams have been created across the province. It is expected that the 170 teams will improve access to health care for more than 2.7 million Ontarians. In August 2010 the government announced 30 more teams bringing the total number of Family Health Teams in Ontario to 200.
Working Together for Health and Wellness
Your Health, Our Community, One System:
Leading the Way in Health Care
Develop a fully integrated Health Circle for health care delivery
Create timely access to quality health care for all
Maintain a securely stored and fully accessible health record
Enhance patient care through community partnerships
Our Guiding Values
Collaboration and Teamwork
Patients and Families
Pursuit of Quality
Responsible Management of Resource