East Wellington Family Health Team

By: East Wellington Family Health Team  09-12-2011
Keywords: Mental Health, health care, Nutrition

Primary Care

Primary health care refers to the patient's first point of contact with a doctor or a health care team. In Canada, Family Physicians are the “point of entry” or “gatekeeper” for most health care services. In Ontario, Family Physicians provide the vast majority of care for common health problems. In cases where the Family Physician cannot diagnose or address health problems, then a referral is made to the most appropriate specialist. Family Physicians also deliver preventive care and provide education and health promotion. Family Physicians provide a large amount (often the majority) of care for children, preventive services, management for chronic conditions (e.g., heart disease, cancer and mental illness), and end-of-life care.

Nutrition Services

A Registered Dietitian can help you put nutrition and lifestyle changes into action for better health through individual counseling and group sessions.

Registered dietitians work collaboratively with other health care professionals to improve your health in the following areas and more:

  • Acid reflux
  • Anemia
  • Celiac disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Infant/ child nutrition
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Osteoporosis prevention
  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Vegetarianism
  • Weight management and maintenance

You may speak with your family doctor at your next appointment for a referral.

Mental Health Services

Patients have access to mental health services as part of the services offered at their family doctor’s office. This includes access to mental health professionals with varied and specialized training such as social work, community mental health, and other backgrounds.

Working in cooperation with your family doctor, mental health professionals are trained to identify and treat concerns such as anxiety and depression. A mental health professional can help you to identify areas of difficulty and develop new coping skills to improve your quality of life. They can help you with life experiences such as:

  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Relationship conflict
  • Work problems
  • Depression
  • Stress or anxiety

Keywords: disease, health care, Mental Health, Mental Health Professionals, Nutrition

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