What is a Family Health Team?
"A Family Health Team is an approach to primary health care that brings together different health care providers to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for you – the patient."
For more information about what a family health team is, visit www.health.gov.on.ca
Where is the North Simcoe Family Health Team located?
The North Simcoe Family Health Team is located at 240 Penetanguishene Road, Suite 100 in Midland.
For the location of Family Physician offices and other healthcare provider’s offices, please refer to "Family Physician Offices"
Can I use your services without being a rostered patient of one of your physicians?
The services of the North Simcoe Family Health Team are only available to patients rostered to our physicians.
How do I know if my Family Physician is part of the North Simcoe Family Health Team?
Click here for an alphabetical listing of North Simcoe Family Health Team family physicians.
How is the North Simcoe Family Health Team run?
The Board of the NSFHT includes five physicians, elected by the member physicians. The Board has created an Advisory Committee of FHT Clinic and Program Leads.
How do I find out about employment opportunities at the North Simcoe Family Health Team?
If you are interested in joining the North Simcoe Family Health Team, please click here to view current opportunities.
How much does it cost to participate in the programs and services offered by the North Simcoe Family Health Team?
The programs and services offered by the North Simcoe Family Health Team are covered by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
What is an Electronic Medical Record?
Electronic Medical Record or EMR refers to a paperless, digital and computerized system of maintaining and managing patient health information. It is designed to increase efficiency and reduce errors. The
Electronic Medical Record system allows Family Physicians and other health care providers to chart patient health information using a computer. Functions such as ordering of medical tests, treatments, medications, and clinical guidelines used for the patient’s care are accessible to health care providers.
Electronic medical records systems allow health care providers to make safer, faster and more knowledgeable decisions about your health care.
Is my health information secure in an Electronic Medical Record?
Yes. Your Health Record is stored on a specialized computer system that uses "state-of-the-art" military grade encryption, such as what is used by banks and other financial institutions on the internet.
How do I find a Family Physician?
For patients who do not have a Family Physician, you can register with a service provider by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care called "Health Care Connect" by calling 1-800-445-1822 or visiting www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect
How do I renew or replace my health card?
Locally, Midland Driver and Vehicle Licence Office at 20-9225 Hwy 93, Huronia Mall, Midland from Monday to Friday can provide the following services;
- Address changes on all cards
- Renewals of the green photo Health Cards
- Name changes on green photo Health Cards
- Replacement of lost or damaged photo Health Cards
- Voiding Red and White cares that are lost or damaged
- General inquiries – 705-526-1590
Service Ontario at 34 Simcoe Street, Suite 102, in Barrie from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Phone 705-726-0326 for general information.
For specific questions, you may call the Service Ontario Info Line at 1-800-664-8988.
For address change only and other services, you may call the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care @ 1-800-268-1154; TTY at 1-800-387-5559 or visit www.health.gov.on.ca
I am unable to see my Family Physician – where can I get medical attention?
Refer to Afterhours Care