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Physicians within the GBFHT service area may be accepting new patients at their respective practices. See main page of website for contact office details

Organization: Georgian Bay Family Health Team  
Phone Numbers: 705-444-5885
Fax: 705-444-1393
The Collingwood Medical Centre
186 Erie St, Ste 100
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 4T3
Intersection: Moberly St and Erie St
Location: Collingwood Medical Centre
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon, Th, Fri 8am-5pm * Tue 8am-6pm * Wed 8am-7pm
Same Day Single counselling Wed 9am-12noon, 2pm-4pm
Executives: Marie LaRose - Executive Director
Public Contacts: Shannon Jones - EA and Communications officer
Service Description: The Georgian Bay Family Health Team (GBFHT) is a regional, primary health care team set up to provide collaborative health care to the Georgian Bay population. The team consists of: Doctors * Nurse Practitioners * Registered Nurses * Occupational Therapists * a Health Promoter * Registered Dietitians * Mental Health Counsellors

Area residents have access to GBFHT's services by getting a referral from their GBFHT Family Physician (only patients of affiliated physicians may be referred) * family physician referral also required for most clinics * GBFHT is the regional Diabetes Education Centre (DEC) * All patients with diabetes regardless of who their family doctor is may be seen at the DEC

Services include:

Counselling: Individual and marital counselling available, including child and youth mental health counsellors for short-term mental healthcare * Patients 16 years and under can be helped with anxiety, depression, anger, acting out, conflicts with parents/siblings, addictions, as well as problems with school and socialization * Offers one-on-one or family sessions * Single session counselling available without appointment on first come, first served basis

Clinics: Adult Counselling * Child/Youth Counselling * Diabetes Care and education * Nutritional Counselling * Chronic Disease Self Management Program * Smoking Cessation Program * Hypertension Clinic * Heart Failure Clinic * Cardiac Care Clinic * Wound Care Clinic * Ontario Telemedicine Network participant * Teen Sexual Health Clinic * Well Woman Clinic * Same day clinic to assess and treat minor illnesses (no referral required for same day clinic, by appointment only)

Falls Prevention: The family health team assists seniors with preventing falls or recovering from falls by providing: * fall risk assessment/screening at annual physicals including basic falls prevention advice * after a fall, identifying the cause of the fall and helping patients develop strategies to prevent future falls * referral to other falls prevention programs or services * regular medication reviews * basic vision assessments and reminders at annual physicals to have regular biannual eye exams

The Georgian Bay Family Health Team is a member of the Staying Independent Falls Prevention Coalition (SIFPC)

Fees: Services are covered by OHIP
Application: Appointment required * physician referral is required for some programs or clinics * walk in for single session same day counselling
Eligibility / Target Population: Some programs or services require referral by GBFHT family doctors, call for more details
Languages: English
Area Served:
Blue Mountains ; Clearview ; Collingwood ; Stayner ; Wasaga Beach and area  
See Also: Diabetes
Diabetes Education Programs
Family Health Teams

This information was last completely updated on June 14, 2018

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Updated June 14, 2018
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