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Family Health Teams Serving More Families In York Region

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Family Health Teams Serving More Families In York Region

Over 900,000 More Ontarians Now Have A Family Doctor

Office of the Premier

Over 10,000 more people in York Region have doctors thanks to family health teams.

Since 2005, Family Health Teams throughout York Region have been providing better access to care. Today these teams are caring for nearly 47,000 patients. The teams include 37 doctors and 24 other health care professionals such as nurse practitioners, registered nurses and social workers working as a team to provide comprehensive care.

Health care is one of Ontario's greatest economic advantages. That's why as part of the Open Ontario Plan, the government will introduce legislation that would improve accountability in our publicly funded health care system while continuing to improve services for patients.

Quick Facts

  • Across the province, over 900,000 more people now have access to family doctors, compared to 2003.
  • Today, 93 per cent of Ontarians have a family doctor.
  • The four operating Family Health Teams in York Region include the Carefirst Family Health Team, Aurora-Newmarket Family Health Team, Markham Family Health Team and Southlake Family Health Team.

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“Family Health Teams are helping to increase access to family health care across Ontario. By having health care professionals work together, health care professionals can see more patients, keep them healthier and provide the highest quality of care.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

“Family Health Teams have been a wonderful addition to family health care in York Region. The teams are helping more people receive quality care, close to home.”

Michael Chan

MPP Markham-Unionville



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