Virtual care now available for Northumberland patients without a family doctor

Published on March 24, 2020

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY – a new website has
launched in Northumberland County to ensure our community knows the best way
to get in touch with their family doctor, and for those without a family doctor to get
the care they need.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendation that we all employ social
distancing, most family doctors are working virtually: talking with their patients over
the phone or through video conference. Several local doctors will also be available
during specific times to consult individuals who do not have a family doctor, serving
as a virtual walk-in clinic.
For those with a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use
northumberlandcare.com to find the best way to reach their family doctor during
this time.
For those without a family doctor, northumberlandcare.com can be used to see
the next available family doctor and how to contact their office during the specified
times. It is anticipated that a doctor will be available for 3 hours a day, 6 days a
week.
Northumberland Care is a collaboration between the family doctors of Brighton,
Campbellford, Cobourg, Colborne, Hastings, Port Hope, and Warkworth, Ontario
Health Team - Northumberland, Northumberland Hills Hospital, and the Port Hope
Walk In Clinic.