About Us

Peterborough Family Health Team is one of the first Family Health Teams in Ontario. We are deeply rooted into the City and County of Peterborough as your trusted source for family medicine. We provide a team-based approach to patient care through our responsive and caring staff.

In our model of care, we support the family doctors working within the Family Health Organizations (FHO). Patients receive care at the clinics that are part of one of our five (5) FHOs. These are located throughout the county. Some of these clinics may also include partnering specialist and labs.

Health Care Professionals

Our Allied Health Professionals consist of:

  • Mental Health Clinicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Registered Nurses / Registered Practical Nurses

In addition to our allied health professionals, we have administrative employees that help with: booking appointments, planning programs, collecting data, building community relationships, and much more.

We are lucky to have almost all of family doctors within the Peterborough City and County working in our model of care. This means you, the patient, can receive care from our allied health professionals. In addition, you have the opportunity to attend our great programs and services.

Funding

We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We are also in luck to have the support of the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation. Learn more at the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation website.

Our History

At the turn of the millennium, a group of family doctors noticed that our local healthcare system was in a crisis. Many patients did not have a family doctor and chronic or lifelong diseases (such as diabetes, COPD, heart problems) continued to rise. The local hospital felt a growing stress to support these patients. It became visible to the local family doctors that something had to be done.

Peterborough’s family doctors decided to refresh the local healthcare system by added mental health clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered dietitians, and registered nurses into the traditional family practice. This led to other partnerships with local health and social service organizations.

With this,  25,000 patients became connected to family doctors!

We continue our mission of creating a more integrated healthcare system that meets the needs of patients.

Learn more about all the Family Health Teams of Ontario through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s website.