Welcome to the Mount Forest Family Health Team

The Mount Forest Family Health Team is a primary care organization that provides our community with direct and timely access to high-quality multidisciplinary healthcare services. Our unique approach brings together a team of health professionals including: All collaborating under one roof to provide a full range of comprehensive and timely care.
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Claire Stewart Medical Clinic
(519) 323-0255
Dr. Chris Rowley Medical Office
(519) 509-2100
Mount Forest Family Health Team
(519) 323-0255
What’s New
COVID-19 Information
For information and updates regarding COVID-19 please visit the Wellington County Public Health Website at the link listed below
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COVID-19 Press Release March 22nd 2020
Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s responsibility
March 22, 2020: With the confirmation of a local case of COVID-19 that is not related to travel, Mount Forest Family Health Team is moving to the next phase of its pandemic plan. Starting Monday morning, the doors at Claire Stewart Medical Clinic will be locked and anyone needing to come into the building will have to call in advance to be screened and to arrange for services. This includes people who need to access lab services provided by LifeLabs.
“By locking the doors and asking everyone to call before coming, we are protecting the staff working at the clinic and the public in general. It also allows us to redeploy staff to other activities across the system as we get ready to manage more cases in the community,” said Suzanne Trivers, Executive Director of the Mount Forest Family Health Team. “We will continue to see patients whose needs cannot be met through telephone or secure videoconference. The decision about whether the visit must be face to face is made by the doctor or nurse practitioner and is based on clinical need.”
“We thank patients for their understanding and patience in this time of change,” stated Dr. Hugh Perrin, Clinical Operations Director for the physicians working at Claire Stewart Medical Clinic. “During this public health crisis, it’s important that we all work together to ensure that we are able to provide the urgent and emergency care that people need. Most routine lab testing can safely be delayed at this time. Please keep a separation of 6 feet from others other than those who live with you. Stay home as much as possible. This is not a time to address long-standing, mild health concerns that can wait. The medical system will be busy and should not be using limited protective equipment to address such issues now.”
If patients or caregivers have any questions or concerns about whether they should be getting blood tests completed or seeing their doctor or nurse practitioner face to face for the symptoms they are having, please call the clinic at 519-323-0255 x5000. We are experiencing higher call volumes than usual, so please do leave a message and we will call you back. When you leave a message, please be sure to include your full name, whether the issue is urgent and the best phone number to reach you at.
For the information about COVID-19 and how to prevent spreading the virus, please go to https://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/covid-19-information-public.
Media Contact
Suzanne Trivers
Executive Director
Mount Forest Family Health Team
519-323-0255 x5004

In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the Mount Forest Family Health Team and Claire Stewart Medical Centre are temporarily changing our hours of operation. 

Life Labs will be operating in the clinic from 7:30am-12:00pm, doors will open at 7:30am

CSMC will be operating between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday, and will close for one hour from 12:00pm-1:00pm

We hope to resume evening hours on Monday and Tuesdays as soon as possible. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank  you for your patience and understanding

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New Colorectal Cancer Screening

Starting June 24th, 2019, we will no longer be using the ColonCancerCheck gFOBT kits. Instead, Cancer Care Ontario has launched the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) as the reccommended screening test for people at aveage risk of developing colorectal cancer. 

These new tests will be ordered with a requisition to LifeLabs from your primary healthcare provider. LifeLabs will then mail the new FIT kit to your home. Once you have completed your stool collection with the FIT kit, you can drop off your test or mail it away as soon as possible (ideally within 2 days).

The FIT method is much easier to use and is more accurate. Only one stool sample is needed and there are no medication or dietary restrictions required.

If you are 50 to 74 years of age and want to get screened for Colorectal Cancer, please ask your primary healthcare provider to sent a FIT requistion to LifeLabs for you. Instructions for using the new FIT kits will be found in the package that LifeLabs will mail to you, or you can click the link here.

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Upcoming sessions
The Mount Forest FHT offers several group education sessions as a means of sharing information with patients and families interested in learning more about health and wellness.