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


Regular Hours of Operation:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Please note that the clinic is closed weekly on Wednesdays


Summer Hours – July 4 to September 5

Please click here if you are current patient of the PFHT Clinic OR a seasonal resident/summer area visitor.  


How to book an appointment:

  • Please call 705-651-4866 
  • 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

During the summer months, some appointments at the PFHT nurse practitioner led clinic are made available to seasonal residents/visitors to the area.

Important Clinic Information During COVID-19 Pandemic:

Patients seeking care must book an appointment, walk-ins will NOT be accepted. The hours of the clinic could flex day to day dependent on COVID-19 precautions as well as demand. Where possible, appointments will take place virtually (either via phone or using video conference through the Ontario Telemedicine Network).

If you are a seasonal resident, please contact your own Primary Care Provider first. Due to the pandemic, care is mainly being provided virtually and seeing your own primary care provider is best – they know you and your medical history. 

Narcotic prescriptions will not be available to any patients at this clinic. 

Clinic Details

Summer 2020 Hours of Operation (July 4 to September 5):

Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – alternate weekends

  • July 4, 11, 25
  • August 8, 22
  • September 5

Please note that the clinic is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays

How to book an appointment:

  • Please call 705-651-4866 
  • Due to COVID-19, our clinic is NOT able to accept walk-in patients at this time


150 Strickland Street, Suite 3
Lakefield, ON, K0L 2H0

FYI for Patients:

Please take a moment to review our clinic policies to ensure you receive timely and appropriate care.

  • Please come 30 minutes early to your first appointment
  • Permanent residents will be put on a waitlist for future family doctors
  • Narcotic prescriptions will not be available