Welcome to the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team website!

Our team of family physicians and interdisciplinary health providers serve people in Mississippi Mills and the surrounding area.

Our mission is to increase the level of and access to primary care services by building an integrated team of health care professionals, so that all residents will have access to timely, high-quality primary care medical services, emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention and improved management of chronic disease.

Please visit our Patient Info page if you are interested in becoming a patient of our Family Health Team.



Please note: due to the increased clinical obilgations at the Family Health Team and the Almonte General Hospital -prescription renewals may now take up to 7 days to renew.

Local pharmacies are aware of this and will utilize their good judgement with their expanded scope for any delays that might occur.

Please plan ahead - if you are running out of a medication contact your pharmacy sooner for the renewal.

Thank you for your understanding.


For more information on COVID-19 Vaccine appointments visit the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit website https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/protection/youth-clinics/


ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 18 can book a 4th dose booster shot - book now!!!!!




COVID-19 Update

Dear Patients;


As of Monday October 12, 92.5% the population of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark 12+ population received two doses of the COVID-19 Vaccination. We at the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team strongly advise all our patients who are age-eligible, be vaccinated against COVID-19. We are seeing the fourth wave of COVID-19 is predominately affecting unvaccinated persons. Ontario’s chief medical officer says that unvaccinated persons are 8 times more likely to catch COVID-19, 29 times more likely to end up in hospital and 48 times more likely to require ICU care. The medical evidence is clear that the benefits of vaccination strongly outweigh the risks.  Given this, we strongly support the vaccination effort to bring an end to this global pandemic. 


The College of Physicians and Surgeons has advised us medical exemptions, to the COVID-19 vaccination, can only be given in the following circumstances:

1.  If you had a anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of its components that cannot be mitigated you would need to contact your allergist.


2.  If you had a diagnosed episode of myocarditis/pericarditis after receipt of an mRNA vaccine you would need to contact your cardiologist.


Letters for such exemptions may only be written by your allergist or cardiologist.  Therefore, we will not be providing medical exemptions to our patients.


If you would like to discuss the vaccine with your family doctor or nurse practitioner, please book an appointment. We would be happy to assist you to get your vaccine should you wish to receive it at the clinic, please contact us to book an appointment.  



Dr. Karen Turcotte Dr. Melissa Forbes Dr. Charlotte Dawson

Dr. Graeme McKillop Dr. Susie Quackenbush Dr. Marisa Rossi

Dr. Jordan Milko Dr. Julie Stewardson Dr. Brandon Harvey

Dr. Matthew Tiffany Dr. Ursula McGarry Dr. Amy Toderian

Dr. Melanie Fortune Krista Kennedy, NP


Here is a list of common myths and facts about COVID-19 Vaccine


Now offering Medical FootCare Services for patients of the clinic - $40 per appointment or $60 for couples (must live in the same house).

Includes:  Foot Assessment, Nail Care, Callus/Corn Treatment (if required), Moisturing

For more information or to book an appointment please call Katrina at 613-256-9370 ext 4041.


POMELO/Health Myself Secure Patient Portal

We are excited to announce that on-line booking is back up and running - Pomelo/Health Myself is a secure patient portal that will allow you to book and manage appointments on line with your provider, receive reminder emails of upcoming appointments and clinic updates, message the clinic directly for NON-urgent questions and requests and attached pictures and documents for your upcoming appointments.

As of today Dr. Rossi, Dr Turcotte, Dr. Forbes, Dr. Quackenbush, Dr. McKillop, Dr. Harvey, Dr. Tiffany, Dr. Stewardson, Dr Milko, Dr. McGarry,  Dr. Toderian, Dr Dawson, Dr. Fortune and Krista Kennedy's patients will be able to book regular telephone appointments with their primary care provider on-line. Other physicians will be implemented in the following weeks.  

If you would like to have access to on-line booking, please make sure we have your up-to-date personal email.  You can call 613-256-9370 ext 4109 if you have any quesitons.

Following is the link to the patient portal. https://portal.healthmyself.net/ovfht#/


Ottawa Valley Family Medicine Obstectrics - NEW WEBSITE

Provide comprehensive pregnancy care to low rist women in west Ottawa, the Ottawa Valley and Lanark county.  The group hold privileges for delivery at the Almonte General Hospital.  The unti has five private postpartum rooms with their own washroom and shower, two labour and delivery rooms, showers, and an operating room for cesarean sections.  Ultrasound services are available on site.  

A full range of pain management options are available, including 24-hour epidural service.  With a commitment to best practice, they have the disctintion of being Ontario's top performer in Maternity care.

If you wish to become a patient you can have your doctor refer you to the group for pregnancy care, or you can complete the intake form on the website and a team member will contact you within 7 days.

Visit our website - www.ottawavalleyfmob.ca




Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 

Clinic 8am - 5pm

Phones are answered 

8:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sat/Sun: Closed

After-hours care provided at the Almonte General Hospital