Programs & Services

The Kincardine Family Health Team offers free programs and services to promote the health and wellbeing of the residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss.

PLEASE NOTE: We have modified our services to provide safe, patient-centred care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kincardine FHT uses a combination of in-person, virtual, and phone appointments as appropriate. Follow us on Facebook for service changes and/or program updates.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Kincardine FHT Cardiac Rehab Program is currently being offered as a home-based program due to Covid 19 pandemic restrictions.

Participants can access support through telephone and video contact with our healthcare team. Clients who meet eligibility criteria may complete a functional-capacity exercise test (stress test) at SBGHC Kincardine or Walkerton site.

You can expect to have a telephone-based health assessment, nutrition advice and counselling, as well as receive a personalized exercise plan and telephone follow-up support for up to 3 months. Following St. Mary’s General Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation model, we also provide a wide range of resources for heart health available online.

The Cardiac Rehab team will support you with your personal goals for heart health, including activity, diet and what’s best for you now, what kind of exercise is safe and enjoyable for you, and how to develop healthy eating and lifestyle habits you can stick with.

CRITERIA For any patient who requires Cardiac Rehabilitation. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral.

LOCATION Virtual consultation via telephone and video.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Chronic Disease

The Kincardine FHT offers patient education, self-management support, and routine monitoring to help you with the prevention, early diagnosis and management of chronic diseases. If your primary care provider is seeing emerging signs of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or another chronic disease, we can help you focus on developing and maintaining lifestyle behaviours that keep you healthy and active longer.

CRITERIA For residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss and patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic or by virtual consultation via telephone or video.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Chronic Pain

The Kincardine FHT’s Occupational Therapists provide patient assessment, education, lifestyle strategies for self-management to help you learn to live well with chronic pain.

CRITERIA For residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss and patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic or by virtual consultation via telephone or video.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Exercise & Physical Activity
Boosting Balance

Boosting Balance is an exercise and education program to promote strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance now and for life, and educates about strategies to maintain health and prevent injuries at home and in the community.

CRITERIA For residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss and patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral. New participants will meet with our Occupational Therapist for an in-take prior to joining the group.

LOCATION Virtual classes currently being offered.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information or to be added to this program.


Stride Alive

Stride Alive is a low-and-slow resistance program designed for anyone looking to increase their physical activity level. Stride Alive takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10:15 am. This group exercise program increases activity while building lifelong friendships. Be prepared to work up a sweat as each session includes walking, balance training, resistance training and flexibility.

CRITERIA For residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss and patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral. New participants will meet with our Occupational Therapist or Kinesiologist for an in-take prior to joining the group.

LOCATION Virtual classes currently being offered.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information or to be added to this program.


Team UNBREAKABLE

Running and physical activity have well-known physical and mental benefits. Team UNBREAKABLE, a Cameron Helps program, is a physical-health-for-mental-health-program for teenagers, started in Toronto and implemented locally by the Kincardine FHT. Our Team UNBREAKABLE program is an annual event that provides an opportunity for teenagers to train with KFHT staff, at a comfortable and achievable pace, in preparation for a 5-km run. A weekly presentation on mental and physical wellness is provided and social inclusion is encouraged.

CRITERIA For students at participating schools only. Offered in collaboration with local school boards.

LOCATION Offered at participating school.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Mental Health

The Kincardine FHT offers short-term mental health services for patients experiencing difficulties coping with problems they are facing in their daily lives. Our Social Worker can help you focus on your strengths by offering professional counselling services for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship stress, mood disorders and other life stressors so that you feel more able to cope and to have positive changes in your life. Please note, waitlists may be necessary due to limited resources.

CRITERIA For residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss and patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Individual appointments, virtual group education and/or workshops. Self-referral or health care provider referral.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic or by virtual consultation via telephone or video.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

MINT Memory Clinic

This is a specialty clinic dedicated to helping patients with memory difficulties and their families or caregivers. Our team of trained health professionals includes Physicians, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, an Alzheimer’s Society Counsellor, as well as specialist consults when required.

We provide a comprehensive assessment of health, medications, cognition, and function. The results of the assessment are provided to your family physician to help them offer the best medical care for your specific situation.

The memory clinic team also provides follow-up education and strategies to help maintain the health and quality of life of patients, families, or caregivers for the long term. We also help to connect patients, families, and caregivers with appropriate community programs to meet their needs and goals.

CRITERIA For patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Physician referral required.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Natal Support
Breastfeeding Support

Pregnant? Recently given birth? Hope to breastfeed or are breastfeeding? The Kincardine FHT offers support and information to help you adjust to parenthood and healthy family living – before and after your baby arrives! We offer prenatal and postpartum support, and information, help and answers for breastfeeding questions, concerns or difficulties.

CRITERIA For all expectant and new mothers. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.


Early Years Workshop

Our Nurse Practitioner partners with the EarlyOn “Growing with Baby” program and provides twice-monthly visits, presenting evidence-based health information on a variety of topics that pertains to baby from 0-12months. Parents and caregivers are also offered one-on-one time for more detailed support and questions, as well as opportunities to have their babies weighed by the Nurse Practitioner at the EarlyON centre.

Unfortunately, this program is on hold due to pandemic precautions but will resume in the future. Check the EarlyON Kincardine Facebook page for more details.

If you have questions about your baby’s health and wellness, call your family physician or the KFHT’s Nurse Practitioner to book an appointment.

CRITERIA For all new parents with babies 0-12 months old. No referral or registration required.

LOCATION Kincardine Early Years Centre, by request.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 ex 210 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information or to be added to this program.


Postpartum Support

If you’ve recently given birth, the 6-week Postpartum appointment can help you recover from childbirth, restore and retrain pelvic floor and core muscles, strengthen large muscle groups, and help you safely return to exercise. This program is appropriate for all women experiencing postpartum bladder leakage, back pain, pelvic pain or pain with intercourse.

CRITERIA For all new mothers. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic for individual appointments.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Nutrition

The Kincardine FHT’s Dietitian helps patients manage nutrition for health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, celiac disease, IBS, IBD, electrolyte disturbances and micronutrient deficiencies. Additionally, classes are offered on a variety of topics for groups to learn together.

ELIGIBILITY For residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss and patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral. Individual appointments and community and group educational sessions available to all members of the public.

LOCATION Virtual classes currently being offered.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.


Craving Change

Craving Change is a 6-week program that provides cognitive-behavioural tools, activities and strategies that address the universal struggle to change problematic and emotional eating behaviours. The thought-provoking, ‘how-to’ approach focuses on the ‘why’ of eating behaviour and what to do about it.

CRITERIA For residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss and patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral.

LOCATION Virtual classes currently being offered.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Occupational Therapy

Assessment and interventions focused on improving or maintaining function, adapting to changes in your health or function, developing new skills and much more.

The Kincardine FHT’s Occupational Therapists offer a wide variety of programs to ensure comprehensive care for patients to meet their functional goals. These programs include:

  • General OT Assessments
  • Home Assessments
  • Vestibular Assessments
  • Fall Prevention Assessments
  • Pain Management
  • Mobility Device Assessments

CRITERIA For residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss and patients rostered
to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic or by virtual consultation via telephone or video.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Primary Care

Working in collaboration with the Kincardine Physicians Group, the Kincardine FHT Nurse Practitioners provide primary care visits focused on wellness, prevention, chronic disease management, diagnosis and treatment.

CRITERIA For patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. No referral required.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Respiratory Health

Through our Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator, the Kincardine FHT offers the Best Care COPD Program, which provides individual support to those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and aims to optimize daily management through education, action plans, and inhaler review.

CRITERIA For patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic or by virtual consultation via telephone or video.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information.

Same-Day Appointment Clinic

The Kincardine FHT offers a Nurse Practitioner Same-Day Appointment Clinic. Please note that this is not a walk-in clinic. Patients are required to first contact their family physician to schedule an appointment; if your family physician’s office does not have availability, you can call the KFHT for an appointment. There are a limited number of same-day appointments available that fill quickly. Not all calls will receive a same-day appointment. This is a same-day appointment clinic and appointments cannot be scheduled in advance. Appointments are strictly limited to one concern per visit and non-chronic issues. Acute issues only. We do not renew prescriptions and do not prescribe narcotics.

In case of emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

CRITERIA For non-rostered patients and patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. No referral required. If you have a family doctor with the Kincardine Physician’s Group, you must first attempt to book with your doctor’s office prior to calling the KFHT for an appointment.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic, Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 for an appointment. Phones are answered beginning at 8:30 am. The Nurse Practitioner is booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

System Navigation

The Kincardine FHT’s System Navigators have partnered with 211 Community Connections to assist you with identifying local health and social services that might be of help and coordinating connections to these services. Access to proper housing, healthy food, and transportation all contribute to good health. We have many great programs and services available in our region, but knowing when and how to access them can be confusing. We can help get you started on the right path.

CRITERIA For residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss and patients rostered to the Kincardine Physicians Group. Self-referral or healthcare provider referral.

LOCATION At the Kincardine FHT clinic or by virtual consultation via telephone or video.

CONTACT Call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information. Or dial 211 to speak directly with a Community Navigator.

Interested in a program or service the KFHT offers? Please call 519-396-2700 or email administration@kincardinefht.ca for more information. Some restrictions may apply.

Patient Resources

The Kincardine Family Health Team staff has gathered helpful resources to support you in managing your health and feeling your best every day.