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National River Family Health Organization

With our evolution to the National River Health Network, the method by which the Ontario Ministry of Health pays your doctor has changed. We are no longer paid each time we see you, but instead receive an annual fee to care for you.

This system rewards your doctor for keeping you healthy and has many implications for your care.

You may not be aware that, if you visit a non-specialist physician in any setting other than the emergency department, the fee charged by that doctor to the Ministry of Health is deducted from your family doctor’s salary.

This system was designed to promote the use of the family doctor for all aspects of your care and to discourage episodic visits to those who are not familiar with your history. We therefore ask that you take this factor into consideration when you visit a walk-in clinic or any other doctor that you have not been referred to by us and in turn we will do our best to be available for your needs.

Thank you for your time.


Preparing for a Visit to the Nation River Health Clinic

  • Bring your health card.
  • Bring all of your pills , both prescription and over the counter.
  • Bring a list of any health professionals you have seen since your last visit to us.
  • Bring a companion if you have trouble hearing, remembering or understanding instructions given to you by your doctor.
  • Bring a list of questions for your doctor- we may not be able to address all of them at the time of your appointment but we will make arrangements to address them as necessary.
  • Bring a wheelchair or walker to help you into the building if necessary- both offices are wheelchair accessible.
  • Wear clothing that is suitable for ease of examination.
  • Avoid wearing perfumes , cologne or scented products as some people are quite sensitive to fragrance.
  • Avail yourself of the hand sanitizer and masks in the entrance to our offices if appropriate to your condition.
  • Make any necessary followup appointments prior to departure from our office and store the appointment card in a readily available place.
  • Notify as soon as possible if unable to keep your appointment or are going to be late.

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