Self Referral Programs

Patients are encouraged to call for information if interested.

Dietary & Nutrition Counselling

Patients are encouraged to contact our dietitian to discuss their dietary and/or nutritional concerns. Your healthcare provider may also refer to the dietitian.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223 and 705-645-2281

Healthy Active Living

The healthy active living program is a series of interactive sessions focusing on healthy eating, increased activity and improved general balance.

This is a fairly new program to the CCFHT. It is currently a series of 10 weekly 2-hour classes, followed by monthly maintenance classes.

This program is based on the University of Pittsburgh’s Group Lifestyle Balance Program, which was recommended for the Family Health Teams by the Ministry of Health.

The goals of the program are to help participants lose weight through healthy eating and increased physical activity. Each individual is supported to help sustain these changes over time to prevent chronic health conditions.

Each participant will make personal choices on how to achieve their goals. Coaches will guide and support the participant in the process of self-management. Flexibility and reinforcement gives the participants the ability to shape and evaluate their own progress through self-monitoring, developing personal goals and action plans, as well as problem solving.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223

Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions

This is a 6-week group program with interactive education and support to assist our patients in managing daily living with their chronic conditions. Please call if you would like to participate in this program.

Program available in

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223

Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Pain

This is a 6-week group program with interactive education and support to assist our patients in managing daily living with their chronic pain. Please call if you would like to participate in this program.

Program available in

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223

Tobacco Reduction/Smoking Cessation

This program assists smokers to quit. It will provide education, resources and support to help the patient remain tobacco free. Please call if you would like to participate in this program.

 

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223 and 705-645-2281

Health Care Provider Referral Programs

Patients are encouraged to discuss these programs with their health care provider.

Diabetes

This program is for patients with Type II Diabetes, in discussion with your Health Care Provider.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223 and 705-645-2281

INR Monitoring

To provide support and education to patients prescribed with Coumadin or Warfarin, in discussion with your Health Care Provider.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223 and 705-645-2281

Medication Review

Our Family Health Team Pharmacist works closely with your physician, nurse practitioner, and other members of our team to help ensure the most appropriate use of medication for your health care. Our pharmacist works with you and your healthcare provider to resolve or prevent healthcare problems.

MEDICATION REVIEW 1:1 APPOINTMENTS

Our family health team pharmacist provides individual Medication Reviews to ensure optimal benefit from the medications you take. In a Medication Review, our pharmacist will:

  • Review your prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and herbal or natural products
  • Provide information and counselling about your medications
  • Identify any possible side effects or drug interactions
  • Discuss how to properly use your medications
  • Develop a plan and a medication chart to help you manage your medications more easily
  • Make recommendations to your healthcare provider if drug related problems are identified

You can be referred to our pharmacist by any of our family health team members.

Program Facilitated by Cherie Dyer

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223

 

SAFE MEDICATION USE FOR SENIORS PROGRAM – CHART REVIEWS

This program is a chart review by our pharmacist of patients 65 years of age and older on medications that may put them at risk for falls or memory problems. If drug related problems are identified, our pharmacist will make recommendations to your primary care provider.

 

Healthy Seniors

Your Health Care Provider will refer patients to this program if there are concerns about falls or memory, as well as those patients 75 years of age and older on 10 or more medications. A medication review by our pharmacist and/or memory test by a nurse will be completed and results and recommendations forwarded to your primary care provider. We recognize that early identification and support will maximize independent function and quality of life for our patients.

Program facilitated by Joanne Sugden, Cherie Dyer, Catherine Hansen and Christine Fitchett.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223 and 705-645-2281

Memory Clinic

Your Health Care Provider refers patients with memory concerns to this program for an interdisciplinary appointment. The patient and caregiver are seen by a nurse, pharmacist, social worker, Alzheimer Society representative and team physician. Diagnosis, treatment plan and support are the goal of this program and all information is sent to your primary care provider.

Program facilitated by Dr. Dechert, Joanne Sugden, Cherie Dyer, Catherine Hansen, Cherie Waldock (SASOT) , and a member of the Muskoka Alzheimer Society.

Program available in:

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223

Pulmonary Rehab

This program is for our patients who have been diagnosed with COPD. In discussion with your health care provider, you may be referred to this program. It is an 8-week group program, twice per week for 2 hours per session. Sessions include education and exercise as well as follow up support and maintenance.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223 and 705-645-2281

Hypertension

This program will provide home monitoring and lifestyle education to assist with diagnosis and treatment of elevated blood pressure. Please speak with your health care provider who will refer you to this program.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223

Women's Healing Circle

This program is for women 16 years of age or older who are seeking supportive counselling. Please talk with your Healthcare Provider who will refer you to this program.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223

Depression Psycho-Educational Program

This program is for our patients who are 16 years of age or older who are experiencing depression or SAD. Your Healthcare provider will refer you to this program. It is an 8-week series.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Mental Health Therapy Services

In consultation with your Healthcare Provider, patients who are struggling with mild to moderate mental health concerns can be referred to counsellors for short-term, one-on-one therapy sessions.

Program available in:

Gravenhurst @ 705-687-2271

Bracebridge @ 705-645-2223

"Healthy Heart" Program

Our Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Program is a 16 week group program designed for people who have heart disease, particularly those recovering from a cardiac event.

The initial 8 weeks include education on a variety of topics as well as supervised exercise.

Each of these classes runs once a week and is 2 hours in length. (1hour education, 1 hour for exercise)

The second 8 weeks is independent exercise with regular contact from the program nurse.

Each participant will have an individual exercise prescription developed for them and therefore must have a recent stress test.

 

Education topics include

 

  • Risk factors
  • Stress management
  • Heart healthy diet
  • Medications
  • How the heart works
  • Importance of exercise and exercise safety
  • Maintaining motivation!

 

There is a registration fee of $90.00, which includes print material, education and exercise sessions.

 

Please request a referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner be faxed to

Kim Scriven RN

705-646-9052

 

 

 

 

Our program follows guidelines from

the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation

American College of Sports Medicine

After Hours Clinic

We are pleased to offer an After Hours Clinic for our patients. If you have a medical problem that cannot wait until the next business day, call your primary care provider’s regular phone number AFTER regular business hours and follow the instructions for an appointment in our After Hours Clinic. The After Hours Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please bring your health card and a list of medications to your appointment. Narcotic prescriptions will not be renewed after hours.