Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a mammogram?
All women between the ages of 50 and 70 should have a mammogram and breast exam every two years to detect breast cancer.
You can book a mammogram at the site of your choice by calling the numbers listed below”:
Peterborough – 2 sites:
Peterbrough Regional Health Centre
The Medical Centre
Belleville General Hospital
St Francis Memorial Hospital
OBSP will contact your family doctor with the results of your mammogram.
For more information, you can visit: www.cancercare.on.ca
Speak to your doctor or nurse practitioner for more information.
How can I get tested for colon cancer?
There are two tests for colon cancer – Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT), and Colonoscopy. Generally speaking, only people with one or more first degree relatives (parent, brother, sister child), need colonoscopy. Everyone else should do FOBT testing every 2 years, starting at age 50. Speak to your doctor or nurse practitioner about which test you need, and how to get them arranged.
I have a home blood pressure machine. What is a normal reading?
Generally speaking, blood pressure should be less than 140/90. For patients with diabetes or kidney disease, blood pressure should be less than 130/85.
What immunizations should I receive as an adult?
Everyone should have a tetanus booster every ten years. We also recommend yearly influenza (flu) vaccinations. Women between the ages of 20 and 40 should also speak to their doctor or nurse practitioner to see if they need a rubella booster. IF you are diabetic, have lung disease or are older than 65, you should speak to your doctor or nurse practitioner about a pneumonia vaccine. All of these vaccinations are covered by OHIP.
Can can I become a patient of the Bancroft Family Health Team?
See "How to Become a Patient"
What programs does the Bancroft Family Health Team offer?
See "Programs and Services"
Do I need to see my doctor or nurse practitioner before I can see the dietician/psychologist/chiropodist/ Slim Fit program/etc at the Bancroft Family Health Team?
Usually not, but a few programs will require you to see your doctor first.
I'm moving and would like my records transferred to a new doctor. How can I do this?
Your new doctor's office can request records from us directly, or you can speak to reception to have a copy of your records made for you to pick up. Please note that fees for record transfer are not covered by OHIP.