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Welcome to the Niagara North Family Health Team!

Family Medicine

The Niagara North Family Health Team offers our patients a team approach to health care


Our health professionals teach students in medicine, nursing, social work and nutrition

Virgil Site

1882 Niagara Stone Road, Virgil

Carlton Street Site

145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines

McMaster Niagara Family Health Centre

22 Ontario Street, St. Catharines

The Niagara North Family Health Team is a network of physicians and healthcare professionals in the Niagara region. We have offices in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines.

Niagara North is a merger of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Family Health Team and the Garden City Family Health Team.

Do I have the flu?
Do I need to see my doctor?

We are in the midst of a huge outbreak of viral illnesses, some of which are “colds” and some of which are influenza (“the flu”).

Our Family Health Team urgent care clinics have become extremely busy, as you may discovered.  Many people think “the flu” means vomiting and diarrhea, but it does not. Influenza is mainly an illness of cough, fever and muscle aches.  We doctors still (sadly) cannot cure the common cold, no matter how long you have had it, even after weeks. Antibiotics do not help, because colds and flu are caused by viruses and not bacteria. We recommend you stay home, drink fluids and treat any fever with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. We CAN treat influenza with specific antiviral medications, but these are reserved for people who are VERY ILL and need to be given within 48 hours of the start of the illness in order to be effective.
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Scent-Free Zone

Help us keep the air we share healthy & fragrance-free

The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies and other medical conditions


  • do not wear perfume, cologne, aftershave and other fragrances
  • use unscented personal care products

Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Meeting Regarding Access to Health Services

Thursday April 27, 7-9pm  NOTL Community Centre

Come and view the proposed rendering of the “not-for-profit” medical hub. Your support and input is important.  The proposal will be table at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Town Council Meeting May 8, 2017.