The Baawaating Family Health Team (BFHT), has been existence since 2011 when it first opened its doors in Batchewana First Nation.
What is a Family Health Team?
Family Health Teams are primary health care organizations that include a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and registered practical nurses, social workers and other allied health professionals that work together to provide primary health care for their community. There are five Aboriginal Family Health teams in the province providing culturally grounded care for First Nation populations located on and off reserve. We are also very proud to offer services in Anishinaabemowin, (our traditional Ojibwe language) by one of our family physicians that supports our model of culturally grounded care.
Our mission is to provide primary health care services to Aboriginal, Metis and First Nations people residing in Sault Ste. Marie and area who do not currently have access to primary health care.
The model of care for BFHT is to roster patients who may be orphaned or non-rostered patients from Family Physician Practices that are no longer providing services to patients in the Sault area. BFHT primary focus is specifically, First Nation orphaned patients. Some of the primary health care services offered at BFHT are: episodic care, chronic disease management, traditional health, mental health, dietician specialty, occupational health, immunizations, including health promotion. We are a designated Telehealth site that offers Telemedicine appointments as well.
New patients are being accepted on an ongoing basis. If you wish to be rostered, please contact the clinic for a registration form. We also offer evening clinics on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.