About Us

Family Health Teams (FHTs) bring together a variety of health care providers to coordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients. Since 2005, the Ontario government has approved 200 FHTs across the province. FHTs differ in size, location, number of sites, number of health care providers and the programs and services provided.

A group of physicians from the Almonte Family Health Network applied to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in the summer of 2009 to become the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team. The Ministry approved the application in December 2009.

The Ottawa Valley Family Health Team began operating in November 2010.

Our Patients

Our patients are people who are enrolled or rostered with our family physicians. FHT programs and services are available free of charge to all rostered patients on a referral basis.

Our Funding

Our FHT is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, based largely on the number of patients rostered to our family physicians. This number determines how many interdisciplinary health care providers are approved for our FHT. It also determines funding available to our FHT to set up and maintain ongoing operations associated with our health care providers, programs and services.

Our Governance

The Ottawa Valley FHT is a not-for-profit corporation that is led by our health care providers. The Executive Director of our FHT reports to a Board of Directors made up of five family physicians and four members of the Almonte General Hospital Board of Directors.

For More Information

To learn more about the Ottawa Valley FHT, please contact us.


Hours of Operation

Mon to Fri: 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