About Us

The London Family Health Team is one of 184 family health teams in Ontario. The team provides value for health dollars by increasing access to care and offering a wider range of programs and services to promote health and manage chronic disease. The London FHT brings together a variety of skills to help patients stay as healthy as possible. Over 20,000 patients are served by 16 physicians along with an interdisciplinary team that includes a nurse practitioner, registered dietitian, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, psychologist, registered nurses and social workers with expertise in specific areas of diagnosis, treatment and care.

The London FHT also has a strong commitment to teaching and research and seeks to develop partnerships with teaching and research organizations and professional bodies as well as participate in training programs for physicians and allied health professionals. Care teams provide value for health dollars by speeding up access to care, and offering a wider range of programs and services to promote health and manage chronic disease. They bring together the variety of skills needed to help people stay as healthy as possible.

Our Mission

Our mission is to maintain and improve the health of our community by creating a medical home that emphasizes preventative care, health promotion and patient education. We are committed to providing compassionate and respectful care following best practice guidelines.

Our Vision

To improve the health of our family practice community through a patient centred care team

Core Values

  • Collaboration
  • Honesty Integrity and Respect
  • Compassion and Empathy
  • Dedication and Commitment
  • Patient Centred
  • Positivity
  • Education

Privacy Statement

The physicians and staff at the London Family Health Team are bound by law and ethics to safeguard your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information.

We collect, use and disclose your personal health information to:

  • treat and care for you
  • get payment for your treatment and care (from OHIP, WSIB, your private insurer or others)
  • plan, administer and manage our internal operations
  • conduct risk management and quality improvement activities
  • share with your other health service providers for the purpose of care
  • teach
  • conduct research
  • compile statistics
  • comply with legal and regulatory requirements
  •  fulfill other purposes permitted or required by law

Your request for care implies consent for our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for purposes related to your care as noted above. All other purposes would require your express consent.   You have the right at any time to withhold or withdraw your consent to disclose personal health information. You will be required to sign the appropriate form which will be forwarded to the Privacy Officer.

For a complete review of the London Family Health Team Privacy Policy, or to raise a concern please click here.

Accessibility

The London Family Health Team is committed to providing welcoming and accessible service to all persons including those with disabilities.

Our policy and practices respect independence, dignity, integration and equality.

Independence – Supporting the use of assistive devices, service animals, and support persons in order to participate in all our programs and services

Dignity – Treating all persons with a disability as valued and deserving patients

Integration – Promoting and allowing people with disabilities to benefit from the same services, in the same or similar way as other patients.

Equal Opportunity – The London FHT will provide all patients the same opportunity to benefit from our services.

Send us an email if you’d like to obtain a copy of our Accessibility Policy and Accessibility Guidelines.

Board of Directors

The London Family Health Team is committed to excellence in governance and accountability through it’s provider based board of directors.

Dr. Bill McKeough, Chair
Dr. Martin Bezaire, Lead Physician
Mr. Michael Boucher, TreasurerDr. Adam Lucas, Secretary
Dr. Silvia OrsiniDr. Cristina Castronovo
Dr. Suzanne Taylor WallDr. Amanda Spadafora
Dr. Rashmi BhallaDr. Tracy Ouellet
Jayne Graham, Executive Director (ex-officio)

Careers

Current openings:

Social Worker-Adolescents (BSW or MSW)

The London Family Health Team is currently seeking a .8 FTE Social Worker for 32 hours per week. As a key member of the team, you will provide mental health counselling to adolescents between the ages of 12 to 19, in conjunction with their families, as well as young adults between the ages of 20 to 30 years of age. Your primary role is to work in partnership with the social work team and the FHT to perform patient assessments, provide short term counselling, education and advocacy.

Qualifications:

  • Current registration and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW) or MSW
  • 4+ years of clinical experience, primary care setting an asset
  • Experience working with adolescents and young adults
  • Trauma training an asset
  • CBT and DBT background/training
  • Program development experience; familiarity with outcome measurement related to clinical practice, ability to measure and evaluate practice change outcomes
  • Comprehensive knowledge and ability to mobilize community resources
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively in a busy multi-disciplinary team
  • Proficiency in the use of an EMR, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to own method of reliable transportation

If interested, please forward a letter of interest and your resume by Thursday December 12, 2019 to:

Jayne Graham, Executive Director

London Family Health Team

1261 Beaverbrook Avenue

London, ON N6H 0G6

Email: execdir@londonfht.ca

The London Family Health Team is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our community, including men and women, aboriginal peoples, member of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. We seek to attract and retain individuals who will work together to create and sustain a vibrant, healthy, safe and caring community.