We have a very strong interest in global and intercultural health. We focus on training excellent Canadian family physicians in our teaching unit but at the same time, our physicians and health care staff look at health from a global state of mind, including how the cultural determinants of health and your cultural background might impact your health and wellness.
Health for All opened its doors for patients on May 3, 2010. On July 1, 2010 we opened the Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit.
The Health for All Family Health Team is associated with the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. Residents spend their final two years of training with us to become family physicians. They see their own patients and go through clinical rotations at the hospital.
No. HFA is not a walk-in clinic. Similar to any other family practice, patients are required to make an appointment ahead of time with their physician, health care provider or any other member of our health care team. All patients must be rostered to one of our physicians. We do offer after-hours urgent care walk-in clinics, but only for our rostered patients. To book an appointment, please call 905 472 2200 and press 2.
In addition to our family doctors and residents, the team includes Registered Nurses, a Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian, Pharmacist, Case Manager, Physician Assistant and Social Workers. All are professional health care providers who have expertise in specific areas that support the efforts of your doctor in caring for your health.
If your family physician is away, or if you have an urgent concern that cannot wait until he or she is available, we will book an appointment for you with one of the other physicians or residents in the group. If your concern is not of an urgent nature, your appointment will be booked with your own physician and we will try our best to find an appointment time that is convenient for you.
When the office is closed, assess your medical situation and if it is urgent or cannot wait until the office reopens then please visit your nearest hospital emergency room. Outside of our regular clinic hours, rostered patients may also contact 1-866-553-7205. This phone number will connect you to a registered nurse who will assess your concerns. If it is determined that you should see the physician on-call, the nurse will assist in those arrangements. We ask that you do not go to other clinics. If you cannot wait for the physician on-call or if your problem is of a more urgent nature, we request that you go to the nearest Emergency Department.
In order to ensure you are receiving proper treatment, you should book an appointment to see your Physician 2-4 weeks before needing a refill. If you would like to receive your prescription over the phone, call your pharmacy and ask them to fax the prescription to us at 905 472 5662. Your Doctor will review your prescription, and if appropriate, will sign off and fax it back to your pharmacy.
Absolutely! Please bring your health card to every appointment and give it to the receptionists when you arrive. If you have changed your address or your telephone number, please notify reception. Remember to check the expiry date on your health card and arrange for a new one before it expires. You must notify the OHIP office if your card is lost, stolen, you have a change in address or your card expired.
Yes. Parking rates are set by Markham Stouffville Hospital which uses parking fees as a revenue source to supplement Government funding. Parking revenues help to provide the community with the programs and services it needs. The current rate is: $4.00/half hour. Please see the parking page for more information.