Overview

Family Health Teams are primary health care organizations that provide health programs and services to their community and include:

  • a team of family physicians
  • nurse practitioners
  • registered nurses
  • social workers
  • dietitians
  • other professionals (for example, psychologists,  respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, chiropodists)

These teams provide primary care services based on local health and community needs, with a focus on:

  • health promotion
  • disease prevention
  • chronic disease management (including mental health and addictions, diabetes education and management, lung health)

Family Health Teams were created in 2005 to expand access to comprehensive primary health care services across Ontario.

Ontario’s Family Health Teams are community-centred primary care organizations whose programs and services are geared to the population groups they serve. In addition to the Family Health Teams serving rural and northern communities, Family Health Teams are also providing primary care services to unique populations of patients with specialized health needs. Examples include:

  • The Inner City Family Health Team in Toronto serves homeless and previously homeless people and has programs and services that aim to address the high incidence of mental health and addictions among this population.
  • The Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team in Vanier serves the Inuit population of Ottawa. The Family Health Team provides culturally grounded care by formally capturing the role of Elders in the provision of information and advice, promoting strong community cohesion by maintaining ties with the broader Inuit community and offering programs and services which recognize the distinction of the Inuit.
  • East Elgin Family Health Team serves patients of different religious backgrounds, including  more than 400 Amish patients who do not have OHIP numbers and therefore, are unable to be enrolled. These patients are able to utilize all the medical services provided by the East Elgin Family Health Team. Translation services are also provided by the Family Health Team and the local Mennonite Community Services organization.

Understanding Family Health Teams

A Family Health Team is an approach to primary health care that brings together different health care providers to deliver and co-ordinate comprehensive primary care for patients.

There are diverse populations in Ontario which means that there are different needs for different communities. As a result, the composition of a Family Health Team is different from place to place. However, Family Health Teams across the province have core health care professionals, including doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses.

Family Health Teams are patient-centred and provide access to a number of primary health care services from a variety of team members, including your family doctor.

Eligibility and enrolment

To join a Family Health Team, you need to enroll with a physician who belongs to a physician group affiliated with a Family Health Team.  

Some physicians may accept patients directly while some require interested patients to seek enrolment through Health Care Connect.

Health Care Connect helps Ontarians who are without a family health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) to find one. People without a family health care provider are referred to a family doctor or a nurse practitioner who is accepting new patients in their community. Find more information about Health Care Connect.

Where to find Family Health Teams

LocationFamily Health TeamContact
AllistonAlliston FHT705-435-8887
AlmonteOttawa Valley FHT613-256-9370
AmherstburgAmherstburg Community FHT519-736-7770
AmhertsviewLoyalist FHT Inc.613-507-0213
ArnpriorArnprior and District FHT613-622-5763
AthensAthens District FHT613-924-2623
AtikokanAtikokan FHT807-597-8781
AylmerEast Elgin FHT519-773-3715
BancroftBancroft FHT613-332-1565
BarrieBarrie and Community FHT705-721-0370
Barry's BayMadawaska Valley Family Health Team613-756-9888
BeamsvilleBeamsville Medical Centre FHT905-563-5315
Blind RiverHuron Shores FHT705-356-1666
BracebridgeCottage Country FHT705-646-9045
BramptonCentral Brampton FHT905-451-1937
BramptonNorth Peel FHT905-459-2181
BramptonQueen Square FHT905-453-1453
BrightonLakeview Family Health Team613-475-1555
BrockvilleUpper Canada FHT613-423-3333
BrockvilleLeeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team613-342-4076
Burk’s FallsBurk's Falls FHT705-382-4020
BurlingtonBurlington FHT905-333-8222
BurlingtonCaroline FHT of Burlington905-632-8007
CambridgeGrandview FHT519-623-4200
CambridgeTwo Rivers FHT519-629-3388
CampbellfordTrent Hills FHT705-653-1801
CarpWest Carleton FHT613-839-3271
ChapleauChapleau and District FHT705-864-0210
ChathamChatham-Kent FHT Inc.519-354-2172
ChathamThamesview FHT519-354-0070
ClintonClinton FHT519-482-3000
CobourgNorthumberland FHT289-252-2139
CochraneCochrane FHT705-272-4200
CollingwoodGeorgian Bay FHT705-444-5885
Deep RiverNorth Renfrew FHT613-584-1037
DelhiNorfolk FHT519-582-2323
DraytonMinto-Mapleton FHT519-638-2110
DrydenDryden Area FHT807-223-7406
Ear FallsEar Falls Community Health Centre Inc.807-222-3728
Elliot LakeElliot Lake FHT705-461-8882
EnglehartEnglehart and District FHT705-544-2321
Erin/RockwoodEast Wellington FHT519-833-9396
EspanolaEspanola & Area FHT705-862-7991
EtobicokeEtobicoke Medical Centre FHT416-621-2220
EtobicokeWoodbine FHT416-342-5140
Fenelon FallsKawartha North FHT705-887-3530
FergusUpper Grand FHT519-843-3947
Fort FrancesFort Frances FHT807-274-3287
GeorgetownHalton Hills FHT905-873-3000
GeraldtonGreenstone FHT807-854-0051
GlencoeFour Counties FHT519-287-2616
GoderichMaitland Valley FHT519-524-6060
GuelphGuelph FHT519-837-4444
GuelphMango Tree FHT - ESF519-224-0540
Hagersville/DunnvilleHaldimand FHT905-768-9599
HaileyburyHaileybury  FHT705-672-3371
HaliburtonHaliburton Highlands FHT705-457-1212
HamiltonHamilton Networked FHT905-667-4848
HamiltonMcMaster FHT905-525-9140
HanoverHanover FHT519-506-4348
HarrowHarrow Health Centre FHT519-738-2000
HawkesburyESF Du Bas-Outaouais - Lower Outaouais FHT613-636-0971
HearstNord-Aski FHT705-362-5544
HuntsvilleAlgonquin FHT705-787-0846
Iroquois FallsIroquois Falls FHT705-258-2818
KapuskasingKapuskasing and Area Family Health Team705-371-2220
Kawartha LakesCity of Kawartha Lakes FHT705-328-9853
KenoraSunset Country FHT807-468-6321
KincardineKincardine FHT519-396-2700
KingstonKingston FHT613-531-4234
KingstonMaple FHT613-531-5888
KingstonQueen's FHT613-533-9303
Kirkland LakeKirkland District FHT705-567-2224
KitchenerCentre for Family Medicine FHT519-578-2100
KitchenerNew Vision FHT519-578-3510
LeamingtonErie Shores FHT519-322-1100
Lions HeadPeninsula FHT Inc.519-793-3445
ListowelNorth Perth-North Huron FHT519-291-4200
Little CurrentNortheastern Manitoulin FHT705-368-2450
LondonLondon FHT519-432-4107
LondonThames Valley FHT519-473-0530
MadocCentral Hastings FHT613-473-4134
ManitouwadgeManitouwadge FHT807-826-3251
ManitowaningMunicipality of Assiginack Family Health Team705-859-2170
MarathonMarathon FHT807-229-1541
MarkhamHealth For All FHT905-472-2200
MarkhamMarkham FHT905-471-9999
MattawaMattawa FHT705-744-6000
MidlandNorth Simcoe FHT705-526-7804
MiltonPrime Care FHT905-878-1720
MindemoyaManitoulin Central FHT705-377-5371
MississaugaCredit Valley FHT905-813-3850
MississaugaSummerville FHT905-272-9700
Mount ForestMount Forest FHT Inc.519-323-0255
NepeanGreenbelt FHT613-843-1718
NewmarketAurora-Newmarket FHT905-898-2240
NewmarketSouthlake FHT905-853-3103
Niagara FallsNiagara Medical Group FHT905-356-2236
Niagara FallsPortage Medical Group FHT905-354-9393
NipigonNipigon District FHT807-887-5252
North BayBlue Sky FHT705-475-0500
North YorkJane-Finch FHT416-745-4555
North YorkNorth York FHT416-494-3003
NorthbrookLakelands FHT613-336-8888
OakvilleDorval Medical Associates FHT905-842-7154
OakvilleOakMed FHT905-901-5111
OhswekenSix Nations Health Services519-445-4019
OrangevilleDufferin Area FHT519-938-8802
OrilliaCouchiching FHT705-329-3649
OttawaBruyère Academic FHT613-562-6262
OttawaByward FHT613-564-3950
OttawaConnexion FHT613-656-3841
OttawaEastern Ottawa FHT/Centre de Sante Communautaire de l'Est d'Ottawa613-745-2228
OttawaESF Academique Montfort613-749-4429
OttawaFamily First FHT613-841-7009
OttawaOttawa Hospital Academic FHT613-798-5555
OttawaRideau FHT613-739-3700
OttawaWestend FamilyCare Clinic FHT613-599-3321
Owen SoundOwen Sound FHT519-470-3030
Paris/St George/AyrPrimaCare Community FHT519-442-9834
Parry SoundParry Sound FHT705-746-2181
PembrokeWest Champlain FHT613-735-8051
PetawawaPetawawa Centennial FHT613-687-7641
PeterboroughPeterborough FHT705-740-8020
PetroliaCentral Lambton FHT519-882-2500
PickeringWest Durham FHT905-420-9999
PictonPrince Edward FHT613-476-0400
PlantagenetPlantagenet FHT613-673-4318
Port PerryNorth Durham FHT905-985-2895 ext. 5428
PowassanPowassan and Area FHT705-724-1020
PrescottPrescott FHT613-925-5977
Red LakeRed Lake FHT807-727-2751
Richmond HillCarefirst FHT905-695-1133
RocklandClarence-Rockland FHT613-446-7677
SarniaRapids FHT519-339-8949
Sauble BeachSauble FHT519-422-1321
Sault Ste. MarieSuperior FHT705-253-6599
ScarboroughEast GTA FHT647-693-7401
ScarboroughScarborough Academic FHT416-439-7473
SchreiberNorth Shore FHT807-824-2934
SeaforthHuron Community FHT519-600-2273 ext. 200
Sharbot LakeSharbot Lake FHT613-279-2100
SmithvilleSmithville Family Medical Centre905-957-3328
South PorcupineEast End FHT705-235-6900
St MarysHappy Valley FHT519-284-3450
St. CatharinesNiagara North 905-988-9617
StratfordStratford FHT519-271-7172
Stratford/TavistockSTAR FHT519-655-2322
Sturgeon FallsWest Nipissing FHT705-753-5775
SudburyCity of Lakes FHT705-692-1018
TemagamiTemagami FHT705-569-3244
Temiskaming ShoresGreat Northern FHT705-647-6100
Thunder BayFort William FHT807-626-1234
Thunder BayHarbourview FHT807-346-1240
TilburyTilbury District FHT Inc.519-682-2307
TimminsTimmins FHT705-267-1993
TorontoBridgepoint FHT416-470-6690
TorontoCrosstown FHT416-242-2850
TorontoDon Mills FHT416-444-6161
TorontoHumber River FHT647-342-8266
TorontoInner City FHT416-368-5666
TorontoMount Sinai Academic FHT416-586-4800
TorontoSherbourne FHT416-324-4100
TorontoSouth East Toronto FHT416-423-8800
TorontoSt. Joseph's Urban FHT416-530-6947
TorontoSt. Michael's Hospital Academic FHT416-864-3011
TorontoSunnybrook FHT416-480-4585
TorontoTaddle Creek FHT416-260-1315
TorontoUHN Toronto Western FHT416-603-5888
TorontoVillage FHT416-599-8348
TorontoWomen's College Academic FHT416-323-6060
VanierAkausivik Inuit613-740-0999
Vermilion BayPoints North FHT807-227-2675
WalkertonBrockton and Area FHT519-507-2021
WawaWawa FHT705-856-1313
WellandWelland McMaster FHT905-704-3660
WhitneySouth Algonquin FHT Corporation613-637-2170
WinchesterRideau St. Lawrence Family Health Team613-441-2028
WindsorWindsor FHT519-250-5656
WoodbridgeWoodbridge FHT905-893-8085
ZurichBluewater Area FHT519-236-4314

For health care professionals

Employment with a Family Health Team

The ministry does not maintain a list of Family Health Teams that are recruiting staff. In some cases, Family Health Teams will post their employment opportunities with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario. Alternatively, you may wish to contact Family Health Teams directly in the area where you are interested in obtaining employment.

Starting a Family Health Team

Communities across Ontario embraced the Family Health Team concept and responded with overwhelming enthusiasm to the five calls for applications between 2005 and 2010. At this time, there is no ongoing process for accepting applications for new Family Health Teams. Opportunities to expand interprofessional primary care teams in the province are announced as they become available.

Visual identity

In 2019, the Government of Ontario made changes to the trillium logo, the foundation of Ontario’s visual identity, and to the Visual Identity System (VIS) Guidelines.

Updated templates that reflect Ontario’s current VIS Guidelines for Family Health Teams and meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), are now available for download.

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