Please note all sites of the NNFHT will be closed on Monday July 2nd for Canada Day.
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
1882 Niagara Stone Road, Virgil
145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines
22 Ontario Street, St. Catharines
9-605 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines
Artists rendering of the new health centre in Virgil
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.
The physicians and the Niagara North Family Health Team are excited to present their vision of an integrated health hub at the new Crossroads Health Centre. The new building will house not only our physicians and allied health professionals but will bring together other health services including Simpsons Pharmasave, Lifelabs and community palliative care services. Please click here to view the Question and Answer document from the March 14, 2018 meeting.
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