The PFHT Clinic at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre
Episodic Care for Seasonal Residents and those without a permanent family physician
The Peterborough Family Health Team (PFHT) launched the PFHT Clinic on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre.
What the clinic offers:
- Acute and episodic care provided by a Nurse Practitioner
- Ongoing care for permanent area residents who are waiting to be connected to a family doctor
- Help connecting permanent area residents with new family doctors who move to the community
- Problem-specific care for people who are visiting the area and need non-emergency support (i.e. for an ear infection)
- Connection to local supports to help manage a range of health care needs
Hours of operation:
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- These hours are subject to change during the busy summer months
How to book an appointment:
Please call 705-651-4866 to book an appointment.
- Due to COVID-19, our clinic is not able to accept walk-in patients at this time.
Coming to an appointment:
- Please come 30 minutes early to your first appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork
- Please bring your health card to every appointment
Please note that narcotic prescriptions will not be available to any patient at this clinic.
Certain types of acute care involving traumatic injury or accident, or cardiac arrest, symptoms of
stroke or other serious emergency conditions cannot be properly assessed or treated at the MCHC
clinic. If you require emergency care, please call 911, or proceed directly to Peterborough Regional
Health Centre in Peterborough, Ontario.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced university education who provides personalized, quality healthcare to patients. Ontario nurse practitioners provide a full range of healthcare services to individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings including hospitals and community-based clinics in cities and smaller towns in Ontario. We work in partnership with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals such as social workers, midwives, mental health professionals and pharmacists to keep you, your family and your community well.
What does a Nurse Practitioner do?
A nurse practitioner provides care to patients of all ages with a focus on preventing disease, promoting good health and curing illness. We play an important role in helping you to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle, and to understand and/or treat your illness. We also work with your community to promote good health and prevent disease. We offer a variety of healthcare services and are able to:
- Diagnose and treat illness and/or injuries
- Perform physical check-ups
- Order and interpret diagnostic tests
- Write prescriptions
- Provide counselling and education
- Provide supportive care through illness
- Provide treatments and/or procedures
- Make referrals to family physicians, specialists and other health professionals
Summer Virtual Care Clinic
Information coming soon.