Description (Service) The Georgian Bay Family Health Team (GBFHT) is a regional, primary health care team set up to provide collaborative health care to the Georgian Bay population. The team consists of: Doctors * Nurse Practitioners * Registered Nurses * Occupational Therapists * a Health Promoter * Registered Dietitians * Mental Health Counsellors  
Area residents have access to GBFHT's services by getting a referral from their GBFHT Family Physician (only patients of affiliated physicians may be referred) * family physician referral also required for most clinics * GBFHT is the regional Diabetes Education Centre (DEC) * All patients with diabetes regardless of who their family doctor is may be seen at the DEC 
Services include: 
Counselling: Individual and marital counselling available, including child and youth mental health counsellors for short-term mental healthcare * Patients 16 years and under can be helped with anxiety, depression, anger, acting out, conflicts with parents/siblings, addictions, as well as problems with school and socialization * Offers one-on-one or family sessions * Single session counselling available without appointment on first come, first served basis 
Clinics: Adult Counselling * Child/Youth Counselling * Diabetes Care and education * Nutritional Counselling * Chronic Disease Self Management Program * Smoking Cessation Program * Hypertension Clinic * Heart Failure Clinic * Cardiac Care Clinic * Wound Care Clinic * Ontario Telemedicine Network participant * Teen Sexual Health Clinic * Well Woman Clinic * Same day clinic to assess and treat minor illnesses (no referral required for same day clinic, by appointment only) 
Falls Prevention: The family health team assists seniors with preventing falls or recovering from falls by providing: * fall risk assessment/screening at annual physicals including basic falls prevention advice * after a fall, identifying the cause of the fall and helping patients develop strategies to prevent future falls * referral to other falls prevention programs or services * regular medication reviews * basic vision assessments and reminders at annual physicals to have regular biannual eye exams 
The Georgian Bay Family Health Team is a member of the Staying Independent Falls Prevention Coalition (SIFPC).
Service Details
Public Comments Physicians within the GBFHT service area may be accepting new patients at their respective practices. See main page of website for contact office details
Hours Mon,Th, Fri 8 am-5 pm * Tue 8 am-6 pm, Wed 8 am-7 pm 
Same Day Single counselling Wed 9 am-12 Noon, 2 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Blue Mountains ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Stayner ; Wasaga Beach ; The Georgian Bay Family Health Team (GBFHT) covers a 35 Km area around the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) and includes the towns of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, The Blue Mountains, and Clearview (including Stayner, Nottawa, Duntroon and Creemore).
Eligibility Some programs or services require referral by GBFHT family doctors, call for more details
Application Appointment required * physician referral is required for some programs or clinics
Languages English
Fees None ; Services are covered by OHIP.
Address and Location
Site Location Collingwood Medical Centre
Located In Community Collingwood
Address & Map
The Collingwood Medical Centre
186 Erie St, Ste 100
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4T3
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Intersection Moberly St and Erie St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-444-5885
Fax 705-444-1393
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Primary Contact Shannon Jones, EA and Communications officer
Primary Executive Marie LaRose, Executive Director

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