WELCOME TO THE HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS FAMILY HEALTH TEAM AND HALIBURTON FAMILY MEDICAL CENTRE
The Haliburton Family Medical Centre and Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team
will be using an online system called OCEAN to communicate with our patients. This online system allows for email appointment reminders, one way email communication to patients from the provider or staff, and appointment bookings.
Email appointment reminders, for most of our providers, will go out to the email we have on file for you. However, not all providers are online yet!
One-way email communications may be used by your provider or a staff member. Any email containing personal health information will be deemed “private” and you will need to enter your birthday to retrieve the message.
Online Appointment Booking, or OAB, will be available in the coming days. There will be limited appointment types, days, and times. You may still call in to book your appointment if your appointment type or provider is not listed, if you do not use email, or you would simply prefer to speak to a member of our team to book your appointment.
UNATTACHED PATIENT CLINIC
We will be offering Unattached Patient Clinics over the summer months for those in the community without a local primary care provider. The clinics are similar to our previous walk-in clinics, however, you must have a booked appointment. You can call our office at 705-457-1212 and press option 5 to speak with a member of our team. There will be three clinics each week and they will run from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (days vary each week based on physician availability). We will offer some pre-booked appointments, but the majority will be available the day of.
Bring your valid Health Card and a list of your current medications.
We will post August dates as they become available.
FAQs FOR FORMER PATIENTS OF DR. STEPHENSON
For patients of Dr. Tina Stephenson
The Physician’s of the Haliburton Family Medical Centre and Allied Health Professionals of the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team are committed to offering you ongoing primary healthcare upon my retirement.This may increase wait times across the clinic for all patients.
Every effort will be made to provide timely care.
See FAQ’s below:
What does this mean for me?
You will remain a patient of the physician’s practice, but not be designated to one physician or nurse practitioner (unless you are already under the care of a nurse practitioner). Your care will be provided by the team.
Who do I call to book an appointment or for a prescription renewal?
When you require an appointment you can call the clinic at 705-457-1212, option 5, and speak with any member of our team support. Some medication renewals will require an appointment, but not all. We ask that you request any renewals of medications during appointments, otherwise, ask your pharmacy to fax your prescription renewal to the clinic.
Who will coordinate my healthcare?
The team will be responsible for overseeing your care. Your health records will remain with us. Any tests or consultations ordered by Dr. Stephenson will be returned to us as usual and will be reviewed daily by our “Doc of the Day”. Brenda and Ashley will still be your primary contacts, but anyone can book your appointment or provide nursing care based on which provider you are seeing.
If you have further questions, please email our Office Manager at;
Or call; 705-457-1212, extension 368
Haliburton County COVID-19 Assessment Centre
Due to a discontinuation of funding from the province, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre is now closed. We continue to accept calls from patients experiencing infectious symptoms and can offer guidance and in person assessment as required. Please note we have limited capacity.
Please use the COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool OR COVID-19 SCHOOL & CHILD CARE screening for initial advice.
For details relating to COVID-19 community vaccination clinics CLICK HERE
To download your proof of COVID-19 vaccination CLICK HERE
Click here COVID-19 for information relating to the Novel Coronavirus
PHYSICIANS OF THE HALIBURTON FAMILY MEDICAL CENTRE & MINDEN MEDICAL CENTRE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW PATIENTS. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRES.