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.



The Ottawa Valley Family Health Team is excited to announce the addition of two new members to our physician staff, Dr. Lawrie Ray, and Dr. Sylvia Almeida.

Dr. Ray first worked with the OVFHT in 2015 and loved it so much she chose to make us her permanent home. She has extensive experience having worked and trained in many rural communities from Trail, and Haida Gwaii, British Columbia to St. John’s Newfoundland and Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Dr. Ray’s practice is specifically focused on geriatrics, caring for residents at Orchard View in Almonte where she is the house physician, as well as residents of Fairview Manor. She will also care for patients admitted to the Almonte General Hospital.

Dr. Almeida hails from Brazil and is now making the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team her new home. Having worked in Obstetrics before coming to Canada, Dr. Almeida is joining our Family Medicine Obstetrics team with Drs. Stewardson, Toderain and Fortune. Dr. Almeida will initially be building her practice from our Obstetrics program.

On behalf of the entire Ottawa Valley Family Health Team, we’d like to welcome Dr. Ray and Dr. Almeida!

Currently the clinic is not generating a waitlist. Stay tuned for more details!


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 



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



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