Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team
Learn more about Family Health Teams from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Dr. Christina, family doctor, Ontario Family Health Team:
I'm a family physician working as part of a family health team.
I see patients for a variety of purposes, including for acute illnesses, management of ongoing chronic conditions, and I also see patients for periodic health exams, or checkups.
Being enrolled in a family health team means that in addition to a primary care provider, patients have access to a wide variety of health care professionals. Each member of the team uses his or her expertise so that patients receive excellent care in a timely fashion.
Patient information is stored in an electronic medical record, which helps provide seamless patient care and communication between members of the health care team.
Another benefit of family health teams includes access to after hour services, including speaking to a registered nurse through the telephone health advisory service.