Patients of the Trent Hills Family Health Team can book appointments with the Screening & Prevention Program.
Screening: Book a screening appointment with a Registered Nurse who will coordinate age-appropriate cancer and non-cancer screening tests to THFHT patients aged 50 to 75 years.
RN’s will meet with patients (virtually and/or in-person) to arrange updates to patient screening tests. Screening may include cancer screening such as mammograms (breast cancer), Pap tests (cervical cancer), and Fecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT kit that screens for colorectal cancer) and non-cancer screening tests such as blood pressure checks, blood work for cholesterol and blood sugars, and bone mineral density tests for osteoporosis.
In addition to screening, program RN’s can coordinate follow-up visits for vaccination updates, advanced care planning, or other tests that might be appropriate for some patients on a case-by-case basis (e.g., breathing tests for smokers or people with breathing conditions).
Prevention: Book coaching appointments with a Lifestyle Coach/Personal Trainer for individualized sessions on healthy living to THFHT adult patients over 18 years.
Program Co-Lead and Lifestyle Coach/Personal Trainer Shelley Aggett provides individualized coaching and support for making healthy lifestyle changes. Sessions include healthy eating, healthy movement, sleep, stress management, and social connection and community. At the initial session, you and Coach Shelley will pick which sessions are best for you!
We also have resource pages on healthy living on this website and these pages can be viewed by anyone, not just THFHT patients.
THFHT patients can book Screening & Prevention Program visits:
No. The RN will have a conversation with you about what is recommended based on your age, gender, and health history. .
No. THFHT patients can call the clinic themselves and book an appointment.
Yes, as long as your doctor or NP is part of THFHT.
You can still book appointments with your doctor or nurse practitioner provider to request screening tests. It is your choice who you speak with.
Not with the screening program but you can book an appointment with your provider and ask to discuss screening tests that might be appropriate for you.
Yes. We have a Women and Children’s Health program where women can book for a Pap test with an RN. And we will be introducing more new programs, such as Heart and Lung Health and Older Adult Primary Care, where THFHT patients will be able to book appointments with an RN.
A THFHT patient is any patient who is enrolled to the practices of Dr. James Read, Dr. Dan Sheps, Dr. Paul Williams, Dr. Kelly Parks, Dr. Emily Beyls, Dr. Elias Maraghi, NP Samantha Dalby, NP Laurie Deviney, NP Carole Robichaud, NP Stasia Bennett.
Unfortunately, no. However, you can visit the page on this website for people who are not a THFHT patient and read about how to access screening tests elsewhere. Please visit 'Not A THFHT Patient'.
Learn how to screen for colon cancer in your own home.
Learn about the Lakeridge Health lung cancer screening program for anyone who has smoked every day for at least 20 (not necessarily 20 years in a row).
THFHT formally recognizes the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement. We reside on the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. On these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg
(A-NISH-IN-NAW-BEK) met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for settlement. Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.
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