SERVICES + PROGRAMS

Trying to quit smoking? Prevent or manage a chronic medical condition? Learn more about a health concern or seek support with your mental health?

We can help – with free services and programs to help you achieve and maintain your health goals.

SERVICES + PROGRAMS

Trying to quit smoking? Prevent or manage a chronic medical condition? Learn more about a health concern or seek support with your mental health?

We can help – with free services and programs to help you achieve and maintain your health goals.

Our services and programs for rostered patients are limited to patients of Family Physicians affiliated with the BAFHT, which include:

Chesley Site: Dr. Kristine Schipper, Dr. Adam Winterton, Dr. Jacqueline Wong

Durham Site: Dr. Hernan Boniolo, Dr. Anahi Martins, Dr. Mary Pillisch, Dr. Bikramjit Rai, Dr. Sarita Singh, Dr. David Walley

Mildmay, Paisley, and Walkerton Sites: Dr. Ziad Al Qaseer, Dr. Gary Bajurny, Dr. Huu Hau Doan, Dr. Michael Gill, Dr. David Hubbs, Dr. Paul McArthur, Dr. Susan McArthur, Dr. Amanda Wilhelm

Not a rostered patient? You’re eligible to participate in services and programs offered to the public. Please check the eligibility requirements for each service and program.

Chronic Disease

Are you at risk for, or have you been diagnosed with, a chronic disease? The BAFHT offers patient education, self-management support, and routine monitoring to help you with the prevention, early diagnosis and management of chronic diseases. If your Primary Care provider is seeing emerging signs of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or another chronic disease, we can help you focus on developing and maintaining lifestyle behaviours that keep you healthy and active longer.

ELIGIBILITY Individual appointments for rostered patients only. Community and group educational sessions available to all members of the public, as advertised.

REQUIREMENTS No referral required for individual appointments. Registration required for community and group educational sessions.

LOCATIONS Available at all BAFHT sites.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham), or 519-507-2021 ex 24 (Walkerton, Paisley, and Mildmay) or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


CHANGE Program

If you are at risk for, or have been diagnosed with, Metabolic Syndrome, the Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition and Graded Exercise (CHANGE) Program can help. The CHANGE Program runs for 1 year to offer you support to make long-term, preventative changes. A personalized nutrition and fitness program will be created to target your risk factors for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes and reduce the need for medication. You will meet quarterly with a Nurse Practitioner, and weekly during the first 3 months with our Registered Dietitian/Kinesiologist.

ELIGIBILITY For rostered patients only.

REQUIREMENTS Referral required. Please see your Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

LOCATION Available at the Walkerton BAFHT site.

CONTACT Call 519-519-2021 ex 24 or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Community Outreach

Would you like a BAFHT team member to visit your group/organization/workplace to provide an education session about Chronic Disease management? We can work with you to provide a session that is both informative and relevant to the interests of the group.

LOCATIONS Chesley, Durham, Mildmay, Paisley and Walkerton communities.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham) or 519-507-2021 ex 24 (Mildmay, Paisley and Walkerton) or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Foot Care

Are you in need of foot care? The BAFHT Chiropodist can assess and treat acute and chronic foot conditions that may arise as you age or as a result of diseases such as gout and diabetes. The BAFHT Foot Care Nurse can provide basic foot care. Both offer education to help you self-manage your foot health.

ELIGIBILITY For rostered patients only.

REQUIREMENTS Referral required. Please see your Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

LOCATIONS Available at the Chesley, Durham, Paisley and Walkerton BAFHT sites.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham), 519-226-909-3662 (Paisley), 519-507-2021 EXT 24 (Walkerton) or email programs@bafht.com for more information.

NOTE: Due to limited resources, wait times for these services are lengthy. Priority given to diabetes patients with ulcers, a history of ulcers, ingrown toe nails or who are unable to see or reach their feet, or patients over age 85, or patients with financial or cognitive impairment, or patients with acute foot-care issues (such as pain, ingrown toe nails or corns).


Kinesiology

Interested in improving your well-being through physical activity? If you have a mobility disorder, a strength and balance issue, an acute musculoskeletal injury, a chronic disease or osteoporosis, we can help. The BAFHT Kinesiologists offer one-on-one consultations and physical activity programs to help you move better, live longer and be healthier. They can assess your current level of function, develop a plan to improve your well-being, and set you up for long-term health benefits.

ELIGIBILITY Individual appointments for rostered patients only. | Community and group educational sessions available to all members of the public, as advertised.

REQUIREMENTS Referral required for individual appointments. Please see your Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. | Registration required for community and group educational sessions.

LOCATIONS Available at the Chesley, Durham, Paisley and Walkerton BAFHT sites.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham), 519-226-909-3662 (Paisley) or 519-507-2021 ex 24 (Walkerton) or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Flex, Stretch and Balance 50+

As we age, we naturally begin to lose our flexibility. Improve your body’s range of motion, relieve stress and make you feel better overall. An informative exercise program for adults 50+. A drop-in group exercise program offered for 6 weeks with a focus on flexibility, balance, strength and general conditioning.

ELIGIBILITY For all members of the public.

REQUIREMENTS No referral or registration required.

LOCATIONS Available at the Paisley Community Centre.

CONTACT Call Holly DeVisser at 519-363-3119 EXT 135 for more information and program dates.


Team UNBREAKABLE

Running and physical activity have well-known physical and mental benefits. Team UNBREAKABLE, a Cameron Helps program, is a physical-health-for-mental-health-program for teenagers, started in Toronto and implemented locally by the BAFHT team. Our Team UNBREAKABLE program is an annual event that provides an opportunity for teenagers to train with BAFHT staff, at a comfortable and achievable pace, in preparation for a 5-km run. A weekly presentation on mental and physical wellness is provided and social inclusion is encouraged.

ELIGIBILITY Offered in collaboration with local school boards.

REQUIREMENTS Call 519-507-2021 EXT 24 or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Memory Clinic

Having memory issues? Help maintain independent living through the early detection and treatment of memory problems. The goal of Memory Clinic is to identify cognitive issues and to provide treatment and support options to help manage memory problems. Memory Clinic testing includes an assessment of your ability to safely drive. The BAFHT Memory Clinic Team includes a Family Physician, a Nurse, a Social Worker and a Pharmacist, and includes cognition testing, a medication review, and a caregiver burden assessment.

ELIGIBILITY Rostered patients only.

REQUIREMENTS Referral required. Please see your Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

LOCATIONS Available at the Durham BAFHT site.

CONTACT Call 519-369-3007 or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Mental Health

Are life stressors or emotional issues getting in your way of living life well? Our Social Workers and Counsellors offer counselling services for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship stress, mood disorders and other life stressors. We offer counselling for individuals, couples and families, and work with you to establish goals, develop strategies, and work toward individual and relationship wellness.

ELIGIBILITY Individual, family and couples counselling services for rostered patients only.

REQUIREMENTS Referral required. Please see your Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

LOCATIONS Available at all BAFHT sites.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham) or 519-507-2021 EXT 24 (Mildmay, Paisley, and Walkerton) or email programs@bafht.com for more information.

NOTE: Due to limited resources, wait times for these services are lengthy.


Team UNBREAKABLE

Running and physical activity have well-known physical and mental benefits. Team UNBREAKABLE, a Cameron Helps program, is a physical-health-for-mental-health-program for teenagers, started in Toronto and implemented locally by the BAFHT team. Our Team UNBREAKABLE program is an annual event that provides an opportunity for teenagers to train with BAFHT staff, at a comfortable and achievable pace, in preparation for a 5-km run. A weekly presentation on mental and physical wellness is provided and social inclusion is encouraged.

ELIGIBILITY Offered in collaboration with local school boards.

REQUIREMENTS Call 519-507-2021 EXT 24 or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Natal Support

Pregnant? Recently given birth? Hope to breastfeed or are breastfeeding? The BAFHT offers support and information to help you adjust to parenthood and healthy family living – before and after your baby arrives! We offer prenatal classes in two convenient formats and, once baby is here, we’re available for postpartum support, information, help and answers for breastfeeding questions, concerns or difficulties. Eligibility for these services varies; please see below.

ELIGIBILITY Eligibility varies – please see individual program below.

REQUIREMENTS No referral required. | Registration required.

LOCATION Held at the Walkerton BAFHT site.

CONTACT Call 519-507-2021 EXT 24 or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Prenatal Care

The BAFHT Prenatal Classes are facilitated by a Registered Nurse and a Kinesiologist, and offer information on keeping healthy during pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal exercises, labour and delivery, breastfeeding, infant care and behavior, safety, adjustment to parenthood and healthy family living. Choose from a 1-day condensed Saturday Workshop or a Four-Session Series Workshop offered one evening a week for 4 weeks.

ELIGIBILITY For all expectant mothers and their partners/support persons.

REQUIREMENTS No referral required, but please register in advance.

LOCATION Held at the Walkerton BAFHT site.

CONTACT Call 519-507-2021 EXT 24 or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Postpartum Support

If you’ve recently given birth, the 6-week Postpartum Core/Floor Restore Exercise Program can help you recover from childbirth, restore and retrain pelvic floor and core muscles, strengthen large muscle groups, and safely return to exercise. This program is appropriate for women experiencing postpartum bladder leakage, back pain, pelvic pain or pain with intercourse.

ELIGIBILITY For all new mothers.

REQUIREMENTS No referral required, but please register in advance.

LOCATION Held at the Walkerton Community Centre.

CONTACT Call Holly DeVisser at 519-363-3119 EXT 135 for more information.


Early Years Lactation Workshop

Breastfeeding information and support sessions provided by a Certified Lactation Consultant at the Ontario Early Years Centre in Walkerton.

ELIGIBILITY For all members of the public.

REQUIREMENTS No referral or registration required.

LOCATIONS Available at the Walkerton Early Years Centre, by request.

CONTACT Call Marion Cooper at 519-517-2021 EXT 41 for more information.


Breastfeeding Education and Support

Are you an expectant or new nursing mother? If you have any questions before baby arrives, are unable to get your baby latched on well, your nipples become sore, cracked or bleeding, the engorgement does not go away after 48 hours or if you are not sure that breastfeeding is going well, a Certified Lactation Consultant can provide breastfeeding education and support.

ELIGIBILITY Individual appointments are available to all expectant and new mothers.

REQUIREMENTS No referral required, but please register in advance.

LOCATION Available at Walkerton BAFHT Site.

CONTACT Call Marion Cooper at 519-517-2021 EXT 41 for more information.


Nutrition

Thinking about improving your nutrition? The BAFHT Dietitians provide clinical nutritional assessments and interventions for a variety of nutrition-related conditions including diabetes, heart disease, celiac disease, IBS, IBD, electrolyte disturbances, micronutrient deficiencies and weight management – through individual appointments and group workshops. Nutritional education is provided on a variety of topics, including healthy family eating, maternal nutrition, introduction of solids, picky eating and sports nutrition. Individual assessments are for rostered patients. Community outreach sessions listed below are available, as advertised or upon request.

ELIGIBILITY Individual appointments for rostered patients only. | Community outreach sessions available to all members of the public as advertised or available upon request.

REQUIREMENTS Referral required. Please see your Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. Registration required for community outreach sessions.

LOCATIONS Available at the Chesley, Durham, Paisley and Walkerton BAFHT sites.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham) or 519-507-2021 EXT 24 (Paisley and Walkerton) or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Craving Change

A how-to workshop for changing your relationship with food. Understand why you eat the way you do, learn to comfort yourself without food, change your thinking, and change your eating. Four sessions, 2 hours each.

ELIGIBILITY Open to all members of the public.

REQUIREMENTS No referral required, but please register in advance.

LOCATIONS Available at the Chesley, Durham, and Walkerton BAFHT sites. Please contact your local site for availability.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham) or 519-507-2021 EXT 24 (Walkerton) or email programs@bafht.com for more information or to register.


Community Outreach

Would you like a BAFHT team member to visit your group/organization/workplace to provide an education session related to nutrition, a food demonstration or a youth cooking class? We can work with you to provide a session that is both informative and relevant to the interests of the group.

LOCATIONS Chesley, Durham, Mildmay, Paisley and Walkerton communities.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham) or 519-507-2021 EXT 24 (Mildmay, Paisley and Walkerton) or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


Primary Care

Working in collaboration with the BAFHT physicians, the BAFHT’s Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistant (*see note) provide primary care visits focused on wellness, prevention, chronic disease management, diagnosis and treatment.

ELIGIBILITY For rostered patients only.

REQUIREMENTS No referral required.

LOCATIONS Available at all BAFHT sites.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham), 519-226-909-3662 (Paisley), 226-909-3470 (Mildmay) or 519-507-2021 EXT 24 (Walkerton) for more information.


Respiratory Health

Having difficulty breathing? If you are living with respiratory disease, our goal is to improve and prolong your quality of life, and to decrease hospital and emergency-room visits through ongoing support. Our Respiratory Therapist can monitor, evaluate, treat and counsel patients with respiratory and cardio-respiratory disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis or other respiratory diseases. We offer referrals for Spirometry testing, provide assistance with inhaler technique, and promote a healthy, active lifestyle through patient education and exercise classes.

ELIGIBILITY For rostered patients only.

REQUIREMENTS Referral required. Please see your Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant.

LOCATIONS Available at the Chesley, Durham, Paisley and Walkerton BAFHT sites.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham), (519-507-2021 EXT 24 (Paisley and Walkerton), or e-mail programs@bafht.com for more information.


COPD Activation Program

For individuals with mild to moderate COPD, our Activation Program may improve exercise tolerance, decrease disease progression, enhance your understanding of COPD and improve your ability to self-manage your disease. This self-management workshop series includes specific COPD education, medically-supervised exercise sessions, and the development of an ongoing exercise program to continue at home. Led by a team that includes a Registered Respiratory Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, Registered Nurse and Physician Assistant. This program includes two 1-hour education sessions and six 1-hour exercise sessions.

ELIGIBILITY For rostered patients only.

REQUIREMENTS No referral required, but please register in advance.

LOCATIONS Available at the Durham and Walkerton BAFHT sites.

CONTACT Call 519-369-3007 (Durham), 519-507-2021 EXT 24 (Walkerton), or email programs@bafht.com for more information or to register.


Smoking Cessation

Are you interested in quitting smoking or reducing your tobacco intake? Quitting smoking or reducing your tobacco intake is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life. We can help! We provide individual counselling and support to help you meet your smoking cessation goals. Through the Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program sponsored by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, a BAFHT Nurse Educator can provide you with free nicotine replacement therapy and support to help you stop smoking cigarettes or reduce your tobacco intake.

ELIGIBILITY For rostered patients only.

REQUIREMENTS No referral required.

LOCATIONS Available at Chesley, Durham and Walkerton BAFHT sites.

CONTACT Call 519-363-3119 (Chesley), 519-369-3007 (Durham), 519-507-2021 EXT 24 (Walkerton), or email programs@bafht.com for more information.


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