Are you looking for a Primary Care Provider?
The Dilico Family Health Team Clinic is an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, a social worker, and a traditional healer who work together to provide patients with primary care services including specific services such as:
- Footcare clinics
- Diabetes clinics
- Lifestyle clinics
- COPD clinics
- Smoking Cessation (STOP) Clinics
- CDSM – Chronic Pain Management Clinics
- Well-baby clinics
- Annual breast screening clinics
- On-site counselling services with our Social Worker
- Traditional Healing services (by appointment only)
What is a Family Health Team?
Family Health Teams are primary care organizations that include a team of Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians and other professionals who work together to provide primary health care for their community. They ensure that people receive the appropriate care they need in their communities, as each team is set up based on local health and community needs.
The Dilico Family Health Team is one of five Aboriginal Family Health Teams providing culturally grounded care for First Nations populations located on and off reserve. Our Team has access to local Traditional Healers who are able to incorporate a holistic approach to care by pairing traditional practices with advancements in western medicine when appropriate or when requested by the patient.
Family Health Teams were created to expand access to comprehensive family health care services across Ontario. Since 2005, 184 Family Health Teams have been operationalized through five waves of implementation. There are currently over 3 million Ontarians receiving care in a Family Health Team in over 200 communities across the Province. If you are in need of a Primary Care Provider, we invite you to complete a New Patient Enrollment Form at either of our clinic locations.
Annual Quality Improvement Plan
The Quality Improvement Plan is an organization-owned plan that establishes a platform for quality improvement which can be used to harmonize efforts to improve quality of care across the health system.
Health Quality Ontario is an arms-length agency of the Ontario Government, mandated to evaluate the effectiveness of new health care technologies and services, report to the public on the quality of the health care system, support quality improvement activities and make evidence-based recommendations on health care funding. The Excellent Care for All Act (ECFAA), which came into law in June of 2010, puts Ontario’s patients first by strengthening the health care sector’s organizational focus and accountability to deliver high quality patient care. Annual Quality Improvement Plans are a key enabler to support this goal.
To view a copy of the 2016 Dilico Family Health Team Quality Improvement Plan please click the below links: