|Record #: HAM4728
||Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013
||Last Full Update: 28 Mar 2013
|Address & Map|
10 George St, 3rd Flr
Hamilton, ON L8P 1C8
|Major Intersection||Bay St S and Caroline St|
|Office Phone||* 905-667-4848 |
|Fax||905-667-4873 or 905-667-4872|
|Primary Contact||Kathy Shorer, Front Office Administrator; Phone: ext 100|
|Alternate Contact||Terry McCarthy, Executive Director; Phone: 905-667-4842; Fax: 905-667-4872; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Name (Internal use only)||Find a Doctor ; Hamilton Health Services Organization ; HFHT ; HSO ; Mental Health and Nutrition Program|
|Located In Community||Hamilton Central|
|Description||Family Health Teams are a key piece of the provincial government's plan to build a health care system that promotes good health, reduces wait times and improves access to care * In Family Health Teams, family doctors work with other health care professionals such as nurse practitioners, nurses, mental health counsellors, dietitians and pharmacists to see more patients and to keep them healthy * By grouping doctors and other health care professionals into teams it is possible to increase the appropriate use of health care resources to increase patient accessibility, decreasing unnecessary and expensive trips to hospitals |
Family Health Teams are an important part of changing both the health care system and the way people think about health care. Family Health Teams will focus more on preventing illness and promoting health. They will look at the best ways to manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes and depression. Family Health Teams will provide care that is more accessible and comprehensive. They will give patients the opportunity to be more involved in making decisions about their own health.
The Hamilton Family Health Team is the largest in Ontario, serving approximately 250,000 people.
Check the website for more information about the Hamilton Family Health Team.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm|
|Areas Served||Hamilton (City of)|
|Bus Routes||(1) KING ; (4) BAYFRONT ; (5) DELAWARE - STONEY CREEK ; (7) LOCKE ; (8) YORK ; (9) ROCK GARDENS ; (34) UPPER PARADISE ; (51) UNIVERSITY|
|Service Categories||Community Health Centres ; Family and Community Medicine ; Wellness Programs|
|Subjects||Counselling ; Family life education ; General practitioners ; Health ; Health education ; Mental health ; Nursing care ; Nutrition|