Other FHT Programs & Services

Clinical Support Services

(Referral from family doctor or nurse practitioner is required)

Clinical Support Services (CSS) is a team of nurses who provide a number of services to patients within our community. These services ensure better access to health care and social services.

CSS understands that it is hard to reach out and find the resources you need, when you need them.

Social conditions, such as income, employment, education, housing status, gender, race, and early childhood experience have a greater impact on health than genetics or access to health services. The nurses work with your family doctor to connect you to community agencies. Additionally, they help you to navigate social programs and support you when family or friends cannot help. There are many factors in your life that can affect your health. When people have support, they live healthier lives.

The CSS team provides patients with the following:

  • Connect and navigate patients to appropriate community resources, as well as our own PFHT programs
  • Connecting primary care providers and clinicians to information technology that will improve their practice, such as E-consult and Telemedicine
  • Offer navigation consult to members of the PFHT team where requested
  • Unattached newborns service- connecting a newborn and a parent to a new primary care provider
  • CSS are in involved with supporting the navigation of other vulnerable groups, such as the Virtual Care Clinic and NP clinic for unattached patients. They also support the New Canadian Centre through contract
  • Open to work with system navigation and transition programs within the OHT to support the needs of people, for example the CSS team is currently involved in the current PRHC/PFHT pilot programs: Complex AECOPD discharges from PRHC and ICCP program

You must be referred by your family doctor or nurse practitioner to use this service. 

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Deprescribing Service

The aim of this service is to help people safely stop or decrease the dose of  medications they no longer need or need less of. These medications may no longer be helpful for people or may even be causing harm. Participants will work closely with a PFHT pharmacist to discuss all the medications they take, how long they’ve taken them, and why they are taking them. 

The pharmacist will work closely with the participants family doctor to create a plan and help people safely stop unneeded medications.

You must be referred by your family doctor or nurse practitioner to use this service. 

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FHT to Quit

Watch the following clip to learn about our FHT to Quit program.

Do you want to quit smoking?

Our team of trained professionals will support you to create an individualized and safe plan to quit smoking that fits with your life. The team will follow up with you regularly to provide coaching and problem solving so that you can reach your goals. You will also learn strategies for quitting and staying quit. Pharmacy aids are reviewed and you may have the option of free nicotine replacement therapy (i.e., patch, gum, lozenges, inhaler, spray) or a prescription medication.

This program may be for you if:

  • You are willing and ready to quit smoking in the next 30-60 days
  • You are willing to work with a pharmacist and a behavioural coach
  • You want support in making a plan to quit
  • You can commit to attending a group session followed by 5-6 visits with the team approximately 2-4 weeks apart
  • You have just been discharged from the hospital and are presently wearing a nicotine patch

This program may NOT be for you if:

  • You are not planning on quitting in the next 3 months or more
  • You have no desire to quit
  • You cannot commit to attending appointments every 2-4 weeks (5-6 visits)

If you are interested in using this service please contact our program office 705-740-8020 ext. 335. You may also register online through the register page.

Do you want to attend but transportation is an issue? For help, please contact our program office.

To watch the FHT to Quit Program Virtual Intake Session click here

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Footsteps to Parenting

Navigate the wonderful, mystifying, and sometimes scary journey of parenting with peers through the Footsteps to Parenting program.

Our Partners in Pregnancy Clinic partners with Peterborough Child and Family Centres to create a support group for new parents with babies under 6 months of age.

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INR Clinic (Anticoagulation)

(Referral from family doctor is required)

If you’re on a blood thinning medication, your blood clotting time (INR) needs to be monitored regularly to ensure that your medication dosage is safe and effective.

In the past, that meant going to a busy blood lab once a week and then waiting for your doctor to get the test results and to contact you if any changes were required.

Now, some of our Family Health Team pharmacists and physicians are working together to provide a convenient, one-stop monitoring program. Specially trained pharmacists use a finger prick blood test that provides immediate results. They can then adjust your medication as required, in minutes rather than days, and in a single appointment.

The pharmacists record all patient visits in an electronic medical record that’s shared with the physician, so that your doctor always knows the status of your treatment.

If you are eligible for this program, your family physician’s office or the pharmacy team will contact you.

This service is sponsored by the GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation. For more information, please email info@peterboroughfht.com

You must be referred by your family doctor or nurse practitioner to use this service. 

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YMCA Exercise Prescription

(Referral from family doctor is required)

This program is a partnership between the Peterborough Family Health Team and the YMCA of Peterborough that promotes the importance of regular physical activity.

Our healthcare providers, such as your family doctor, nurse practitioner, registered dietitian or others may prescribe you to this program if you have a sedentary lifestyle.

What does that mean?

If you spend much time seated, you may have a sedentary lifestyle! This prescription is a free 60 day (two months straight) membership that offers you:

  • a consultation with a trainer to review personal goals
  • insight on activities geared to your interests
  • a tour and demonstration the use of equipment

You must be referred by your family doctor or nurse practitioner to attend this program. 

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