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What We Do


What is a Family Health Team (FHT)?

A Family Health Team is a group of health care providers of all different types who work together to meet the needs of the patients attached to that team.

Family Health Teams are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of the program to transform primary care services in Ontario.

Along with offering the 'traditional' doctor's office services of assessment, diagnosis and treatment a Family Health Team offers programs and services that help patients to


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What will the Family Health Team mean to me as a patient?

Family Health Teams are patient centered. You will have access to a number of primary health care services from a variety of team members. For example:

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What are some of the programs and services the Family Health Team provides?

For more information on our Services & Programs click here

Groups and Education Classes

Health Management Programs and Services


Ask your primary care provider or at clinic reception or call Claire Stewart Medical Clinic at  519-323-0255. If you get voicemail, please leave a message with your name, phone number where you can be reached during the day and the program you are interested in.

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Is There a Cost for These Services and Programs?

There is no cost for these programs and services. The Family Health Team is funded through the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. As long as you have a valid health card number and are attached to a primary care provider, services are free. There is a minimal charge for some services if you have not rostered with a doctor or nurse pracitioner and for services not covered by the Ministry e.g appointment no show fee.

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What if I Don't Have a Health Card?

Some of our patients choose not to get a health card number, in this case the doctors will bill privately for their services as they are not employed directly by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  For all other patients it is important to keep your health card up to date and valid.

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