Programs and Services

Programs Services

In addition to providing care for illness and injury, Village Family Health Team also offers a number of primary care programs and services. These programs are designed to promote overall health by focusing on health prevention and helping people manage chronic conditions.


Flu Clinic

Every fall, we work with Toronto Public Health to immunize all patients who choose to take the flu shot. We focus our efforts on people in high risk categories, as defined by public health. We offer a number of flu clinics including weeknights and Saturdays. We continue to offer Flu Clinics as long as we have the flu vaccine in stock or until there is no more demand for the flu shot. Throughout the flu season, we continue to offer flu shots by appointments or as part of another visit to the clinic.

Preventative Health Visit

Ensure your immunizations; cancer screening and evidence based tests are up to date. We recommend a preventative health visit every 3 years for patients under 50, and every 2 years for patients over 50.

Preventative Health Visit 2015

Cancer Screening

We promote cancer screening for cervical, colon and breast cancer. We hold monthly PAP Clinics in the evening to make it easy for people with a cervix to have a PAP test. All people with a cervix between the ages of 21 and 70 should be screened, once they are sexually active.

Our team encourages patients aged 50 to 74 to undergo regular colon screening. Patients may choose to use the Fecal Occult Blood Testing kit, available at the clinic or self register for a colonscopy.

Our team also encourage mammography for breast cancer screening. Women aged 50 to 74 are encouraged to self register for a mammography.

Well Baby Clinics

At Village Family Health Team, we provide primary care for several hundred babies. We see babies within days of birth. Once a baby turns two months old, and if their birthdate falls within the appropriate cohort, they are invited to join the Well Baby Group. The Well Baby Group is a 90 minute group appointment for parent(s) and baby. The purpose of the group is to provide parents with comprehensive education based on the child’s age and offer a venue for parents to interact, and ask questions in a setting that is baby and breastfeeding friendly. The appointments are based on the regular growth/development/immunization schedule of 2, 4, 6, and 9 month visits. These services are provided to all patients at Village FHT but unfortunately we are not always able to accommodate all babies and parents in a group setting. If you have a newborn baby, or one on the way, feel free to contact your healthcare provider about the group!

Hip Dysplasia

The cause of Hip Dysplasia in infants is unknown, yet some factors that may increase the likelihood of this condition include family history, breech positioning in the womb and positioning of the hips in the first year of life. The International Hip Dysplasia Institute recommends healthy hip positioning to encourage normal hip development. This includes hip-healthy swaddling and hip-healthy positioning in carriers, seats and other equipment. Click on the link below to learn more:


Chronic Disease Management Programs

Metabolic Clinic

Village Family Health Team is very serious about providing optimal care for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. For people with serious mental illness, managing diabetes can be very challenging. We ask our diabetic patients to come to the clinic at least once every three months for a physical examination, blood work and an education session. We also offer a healthy breakfast because patients have been fasting for 12 hours before their blood work. As part of comprehensive diabetic care, we provide foot care services at the clinic. We offer referral to a local optometrist or optometrist of the patient’s choice.

Mental Health and Support Services

Our social workers provide a range of mental health and support service to help you overcome particular problems that you are facing. We provide goal orientated time limited therapy in consultation with your family physician and our team psychiatrists. We offer group programming designed to help you develop skills to manager a particular mental health concern.  Our social workers also provide brief supportive services and access to community resources.:

Addiction Support Program

A social worker is available to provide support if you are struggling with substance use. The social worker will work with you to identify your goals, help you to take next steps, and refer you to needed resources and supports. The program is designed to be a supportive, non-judgmental, and harm-reduction approach that helps you to achieve your personal goals regarding your substance use. If you are interested, you can speak to your physician or another team member who can connect you to the social worker/addiction counselor.

If you are looking for longer case management, mental health and addiction services please visit

If you are looking for information regarding a specific mental health concern please visit

For online self-help options please visit

For a list of free and low cost meditation groups please visit

Mastering Your Mood

Facilitated by our social workers, this psycho- educational group based program focuses on teaching you cognitive and behavioural skills to help you manage and overcome depression and anxiety. This is a 10 week program that will run at various times and dates throughout the year. Please speak with your health care provider for further details.

 Nutrition Services:

As a multi-disciplinary healthcare team, we are glad to provide patients of Village FHT with nutrition services offered by a Registered Dietitian (RD). The dietitian provides a full range of nutrition counselling to promote healthy living and manage chronic conditions requiring dietary interventions.

Our Registered Dietitian can help you with managing existing health issues and optimizing health for:

  • Cholesterol / Diabetes / High Blood Pressure • Gastrointestinal Conditions (Reflux, IBS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Food intolerances) • Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle • Eating well as a Vegetarian • Learning how to read food labels / Choosing healthier options on a limited income or eating on the run • Prenatal, infant and childhood nutrition

An initial consultation with the dietitian takes approximately one hour where the dietitian will assess your current diet, your risk factors and your lifestyle. This will help the dietitian better understand your needs, which then allows the dietitian to make recommendations and collaborate with you to design an eating plan that matches your goals. An emphasis is placed on healthy eating habits and lifestyle changes as these provide the foundation for good health. Follow up appointments can be scheduled to monitor your progress, answer questions, provide support, and to make changes as required. Please discuss with your healthcare provider for a dietitian referral if you are interested and are registered as a patient at Village FHT.

Useful websites:

Health Canada – Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide

EatRight Ontario

Dietitians of Canada eaTracker

Nutrition Tips:

Healthy Holiday Eating

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Info updated May 10th,2022

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Accepting Pregnant Patients

Are you pregnant and looking for high quality care?  The Village FHT is now accepting self and physician referrals for prenatal care.  Have your physician fax a referral to 416 599 2001 or call us directly 416 599 8348 and press 3 for the new patient line.

Visiting Our Clinic

People with any of the following symptoms please  disclose symptoms when scheduling and at reception so we can move you to an exam room to wait for your appointment.

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  • Very tired, sore muscles or joints (18+ years)
  •  Close contact in the last 10 days with someone that is COVID positive.


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