WHAT ARE FAMILY HEALTH TEAMS (FHTs)
Family Health Teams are primary health care organizations that include a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, occupational therapist, clinical pharmacist, personal support workers, and other professionals who work together to provide primary health care for their community. They ensure that people receive the care they need in their communities, as each team is set-up based on local health and community needs. All family team members work closely with their community specialists and the local hospitals to seamlessly and effectively complete the continuum of care.
Family Health Teams were created to expand access to comprehensive family health care services across Ontario. Since 2005, 184 Family Health Teams have been operationalized through five waves of implementation, with the last 50 implemented in 2011/12. There are currently over 3 million Ontarians enrolled in Family Health Teams in over 200 communities across Ontario.
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 68 Family Health Teams serving rural communities and 42 Family Health Teams serving northern communities, Family Health Teams are also providing primary care services to unique populations of patients with specialized health needs.
East GTA FHT is one of many FHTs in Toronto. East GTA FHT programs are listed below and available for download below. The programs are essentially available to all residents of Scarborough cluster. The only requirement is that our programs are family physician referral based ones that would require follow up and supervision by the family physicians.
WHERE DO I FIND A NEW FAMILY PHYSICIAN?
Many Physicians at East GTA Family Health Team (FHT) are accepting new patients:
Dr. Dominica Yi
(416) – 673 – 9372 (English and Korean)
Dr. Polly Lam
(416) – 673 – 9496 (English and Cantonese)
Dr. Seung-Jun Lee
(416) – 284 – 6168 (English and Korean)
#601 (6th Floor) – 520 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, M1R 0B1