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Vision Statement:

To collaboratively improve the health of our community.

Mission Statement:

The Welland McMaster Family Health team is a multi-disciplinary, integrated primary care provider that works in our community to inspire healthy living, excellence, and continuous learning.

Welcome to the Welland McMaster Family Health Team

The Welland McMaster Family Health Team was established in 2011 and is located in Welland Ontario. Our Family Health Team includes a team of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitian, occupational therapist, pharmacist, physiotherapist and other health care professionals who work together to provide primary health care based on the needs of the local communities. We take a multi-disciplinary team approach to support the patient, family and caregivers. Currently we have 11 family Physicians affiliated with our Family Health Team from the Rose City Medical Associates and the Fonthill Medical Associates.

 

To book an appointment online, click here.


Upcoming Events

A calendar of Health and Wellness Workshops and Groups to improve the health of our community.


Latest News

Shingrix FREE for 65-75-year-olds!
(June 18, 2024)

Public Health has announced that Shingrix is now publicly funded for anyone born in 1949 to 1959. Shingrix protects against shingles, a viral infection that causes a painful, blistered rash on your body. If you have ever had chicken pox, you could contract shingles.

If you are 65 to 75 years old and are interested in receiving the FREE Shingrix vaccine, call the Family Health Team to book an appointment with one of our nurses: 905-704-3660

Volunteer Drivers Needed!
(April 19, 2024)

Requesting Volunteers Drivers!
We are partnering with Reach Niagara this season to use their Mobile Health Van for our Migrant Farm Worker Health Clinics that we hold on Sunday afternoons in Fenwick and we need volunteers to drive the van from the Hope Centre in Welland to the Fenwick United Church. If you would be interested in helping us bring accessible health care to the farmworkers in Pelham, please contact Executive Director Jim Borysko at 905-704-3660 or by emailing jborysko@wellandmcmasterfht.com

REACH - Bringing Hope to Those Without Access to Basic Needs in Niagara
(February 9, 2024)

Media Release - February 8, 2024

Bringing Hope to Those Without Access to Basic Needs in Niagara

NIAGARA REGION - Regional Essential Access to Healthcare (REACH) Niagara is expanding its capacity by adding two new clinic locations: The Hope Centre in Welland and Gillian’s Place in St. Catharines. These clinics are essential for providing primary care, counselling, and system navigation for vulnerable populations in Niagara. 

Niagara has many community members who are experiencing homelessness and poverty, with several more on the brink of becoming marginalized and losing access to basic needs due to economic constraints. 

The grim reality is that homelessness contributes to a lower life expectancy. Studies conducted in larger cities across Canada indicated that health conditions such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases, pneumonia, and addiction struggles leading to overdose are among the common causes of death for homeless Canadians. 

REACH Niagara aims to provide life-altering services to those who are homeless and marginalized, including ongoing primary care, select form assistance, connection to supports, counselling, harm reduction supplies, preventative care screening, and referrals.

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“Our clinics are unique in that they bring care to where the need exists. Community members can receive care while accessing basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing,” says Carolyn Dyer, Executive Director, REACH Niagara

“At The Hope Centre, in addition to our food security and housing programs, we offer wellness programs that help people improve their health and well-being. These programs support the most vulnerable members of our community with counselling services and financial assistance for medical expenses. The addition of on-site REACH Niagara Medical Clinic will continue to enhance the impact of The Hope Centre community hub and provide greater services for the most vulnerable in our community,” says Jon Braithwaite, Chief Executive Officer, The Hope Centre

“We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with REACH Niagara. Clients who come to Gillian's Place seeking a life free of abuse and fear face challenging and difficult barriers in their journeys. We work tirelessly to help alleviate pressures and help break down barriers. Having REACH onsite helps build on our compassionate client-centered and trauma-informed approach,” says Nicole Regehr, Executive Director, Gillian’s Place

Accessing REACH’s new clinics:

The Hope Centre 

  • WHEN - Every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m.
  • WHERE - 570 King St, Welland
  • WHO - Those who don’t have access to, or are at risk of losing access to, basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter and who can successfully access primary care services.

Gillian’s Place

  • To maintain the safest environment possible, this clinic is for residents of Gillian’s Place only. 

Community members can learn more about REACH Niagara by visiting its website.

Supporting REACH Niagara

If you are a family physician who wants to make a difference in your community by working with REACH, please contact Carolyn Dyer: carolyn@reachniagara.com

If you are a community member, you can make an impact in several ways:

Luci: A lifestyle program to help prevent dementia
(February 9, 2024)

Research has shown that you can reduce your risk of dementia by modifying certain lifestyle risks.
 
Luci is a program developed to help prevent dementia. Register for this free pilot program, funded by Public Health Canada and Lucilab Inc., to change your lifestyle habits and reduce your risk of dementia.
 
You will speak with your own personalized advisor via video or phone weekly to achieve your healthy lifestyle goals over a 12-week period. Visit www.luciapp.ca/ for more information, and to register.

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Land Ack

The land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and the Anishinaabe people, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Agreement. The "Dish" represents the shared land, while the "One Spoon" reinforces the idea of sharing and peace. This gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people and acknowledging reminds us that the great standard of living that we enjoy in Niagara is directly related to the resources and friendships of the Indigenous People who make up our community.