Programs and Services
All programs are free of charge to patients of the Bancroft Family Health Team. You must be a patient of Drs. Cooper, Brown, Griffin, Calder, Christiansen or Nurse Practitioners Townsend or Hardill.
The Bancroft Family Health Team has partnered with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute to help you quit smoking. Counselling and free nicotine patches are available. Speak to your doctor or nurse practitioner about the program or you may refer yourself by calling 613-332-6738.
Breast Feeding Clinic
Runs the last Wednesday night of the month at the North Hastings Children's Services Centre, 20 Hastings Heritage Way (next to the post office).
Open to all: Pregnant moms, "new" moms, moms with older babies.
Breast feeding support group, guest speakers, and peer support.
For more information call the Bancroft Family Health Team: 613-332-6783 x 232
Chronic Disease Management Programs
Delivered by Registered Nurses, and includes:
- Hypertension(High Blood Pressure)-educating client’s on lifestyle changes that promote a healthier Blood Pressure & maintain optimun control
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)-educate & assist clients living with Chronic Bronchits, COPD & Emphysema in order to maximize their quality of life.
- Smoking Cessation(quitting Smoking)-providing education, assistance, community resources & support to clients who have an interest in quitting & maintaining a smoke free status.
- Obesity(Overweight)-A Healthy Lifestyle Program that provides education on healthy eating choices, exercise & action planning for making lifelong changes.
- Arthrits- The Arthritis Self Management Program is run by both of the BFHT nurse educators. This is a 6-week program and topics include principles of self-management and pain management, cognitive pain management, goal setting, action plans and other related topics. Our next program is scheduled for end of January - March 2009.
If you have an interest in any one of these Programs please contact the BFHT @ 613-332-6783 ext 241 & 243. You do not need a Dr’s referral for these programs, you may self refer.
Chronic Pain Clinic(CPC)
The BFHT offers a Chronic Pain Clinic on Mondays. Clients who have been diagnosed with chronic pain may self refer to this clinic or have their Physician refer. Team members include a Physician(Dr. Brown), Social Worker (Marilyn Jones), Psychologist (Dr. Alan McAllister), Registered Nurses and an exercise clinic(Bancroft Fitness Center with Heather Lockwood Fitness Instructor)
We encourage those clients who are living with chronic pain to contact our office to discuss an appointment. We may be able to “help minimize your pain & maximize your quality of life”!
Working in collaboration with our primary healthcare providers, Gail Ellison RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, educates and assists patients living with diabetes to manage their diabetes and stay healthy.
Two registered dietitians, Jessica Zupan and Megan Smith, are now available to help with dietary issues such as weight loss, diabetes, high blood pressure and more.
Foot Care Clinic
The Foot Care Clinic is open to residents of Bancroft for those requiring nursing level foot or nail care as well as specific diabetes foot care. Education is also provided to patients. During your visit, you will receive treatment and advice as needed.
A referral is required from your primary healthcare provider (physician or nurse practitioner), the chiropodist or the Diabetes Education Centre in North Hastings.
Dr Alan McAllister is available for counselling services.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)-diagnose, educate & assist clients living with Chronic Bronchits, COPD & Emphysema in order to maximize their quality of life.
Contact BFHT @ 613-332-6783 ext 241 to schedule an appt or for further information.
Marilyn Jones offers patients a wide range of services. She is able to assess, treat and evaluate individual, interpersonal and societal problems. Marilyn can also help you through the maze of government paperwork for ODSP, etc.
Frequently community and group sessions are provided by our Social Worker.
Women's Health Care Clinic
The goal of the Women's Health Care Clinic is to serve women who are 20 years of age and older who experience barriers to health care. They must live in our catchment area.
Sexual Health (including information on sexually transmitted diseases and screening)
Well Women's Care (Bone and breast health, PAP tests, birth control, midlife issues)
Mental Health, Addictions and Violence Issues