How to make Donations to the Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre
Did you know the PHNCHC is a registered charity, donations are gratefully accepted. Any donations over the amount of $10.00 will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Our Registered Charity number is: 852859198RR0001
If you would like to make a donation to the PHNCHC or one of it's programs, please call 905.885.2626 ext. 213. Please note: in the near future, our website will support online donations.
Our Board of Directors is Recruiting:
We are looking for leaders to sit on our Board of Directors. If you are interested in helping the Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre fullfill it's mission and vision, please submit an application to Duff Sprague, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our name has changed!
We are changing our name ever-so slightly, to the Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre in order to be more inclusive of ALL of the communities we serve. You will start to see changes as we adopt our new name, such as the logo below, changes to our website, facebook page and the materials we produce.
Please be patient as we make this transition - and remember, your feedback is always appreciated!
MEDIA RELEASE: March 4, 2016 -
Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Recognition
$45,000 OTF Grant Gives Hope to Dental Clients
Port Hope - On Friday, the Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre (CHC) welcomed the public to an Open House to mark the addition of new equipment for its dental clinic. Local MPP Lou Rinaldi and OTF Grant Review Team volunteer Jamie Simmons were on hand to congratulate the PHNCHC Dental Clinic and hear more about how the new dental equipment will make a difference in the community.
“This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to provide sedation equipment and mobile outreach dental equipment is exciting news for our community,” said Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West. “There are so many residents of our community who are still not able to access affordable dental care. The PHNCHC dental clinic is a very unique program that focuses on providing affordable and accessible oral health care in Northumberland County.”
Funds from the $45,000 Capital grant were awarded in November to help CHC purchase needed dental equipment, as well as sedation equipment. CHC is the only dental clinic that serves people living on low or fixed incomes and who do not have dental coverage within 100 kilometers. Basic oral hygiene can make a long-term difference to a person’s health and esteem.
“The impact on the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated,” said Bev Woods, Dental Program Manager. “This grant has allowed the dental clinic to offer sedation to our clients that otherwise cannot attend dental appointments due to their phobias”. “Referring our clients out to a specialist who has sedation available is not always a choice because of the additional costs the client themselves has to incur.”
The Port Hope Northumberland CHC is committed to Healthy People, Healthy Partnerships and Healthy Communities. If you wish to enquire about our dental program, please call 905-885-2626 ext. 208 or visit our website at: www.porthopechc.ca.
The leading grant making foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities: www.otf.ca
The Diabetes Expo is Back!
Our Diabetes Education team is once again partnering with the Northumberland Family Health Team to host a Diabetes Expo! Over 25 Exhibitors will be on site providing information, answering any questions you may have.and providing free screening.
This is a FREE EVENT happening on Saturday April 2nd at the Lions Club of Cobourg Community Centre. A fantastic event for those living with Diabetes, those with pre-diabetes or anyone who has a friend or loved one with Diabetes.
Feedback Sought on proposed changes to the Healthcare System
On December 17, 2015, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care launched a discussion paper titled Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario. The discussion paper outlines proposed changes for the health system. The paper proposes that Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) be made responsible for home care, the planning and monitoring of primary care, and would have improved linkages with population health planning.
The Ministry and the Central East LHIN are currently seeking feedback on the discussion paper by meeting with local residents, francophone and indigenous stakeholders, primary care providers,public health partners, patients and caregivers and health service providers. Please see the press release at this link to learn more about the proposed changes and how you can provide feedback.
March Break Activities for the Kids!
Looking for some March Break activities for the kids? Look no further! We are offering a variety of different activities for kids ages 6 - 12, from the popular "Home Alone" course, to yoga, to cooking....there are new things to try every day! Need more info? Call Alyssa at 905-885-2626 ext. 240.
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Souper Douper Lunch
Back by popular demand!
Cash and food donations to the food cupboard are gratefully received.
Our soups are made with care by the CHC Souper Sisters
Dispose of unused and expired medications safely!
Do you have expired and unused medications, lotions and creams in your medicine cabinet?
There is a safe way to dispose of these items. In partnership with the Pharmacy at Davis' Independent, we can make sure that these items are collected and disposed of properly! For more information on the safe disposal of prescriptions visit the Government of Canada's website on this topic: Safe Medication Disposal.
Do you know the signs and symptoms of a stroke?
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has adopted 'FAST' as it's tool in the education and recognition of stroke.
If you or someone with you experiences any of these signs, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately. Acting quickly can improve your survival and recovery. Do not drive yourself or the person having a stroke to the hospital – an ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care.
What to expect at the hospital: The paramedics will take you to the closest hospital with a specialized program for stroke care. They can call ahead so hospital staff are prepared for your arrival.
For further information on the signs of Stroke and to receive a 'Stroke Emergency Checklist' visit the Heart and Stroke website by clicking the image below;
The CHC is a designated Heart Wise site!
Heart Wise Exercise Programs are intended for people who are interested in, or concerned about their overall health.
A Heart Wise Exercise Program meets the following criteria;
About The CHC - Who we are
The Port Hope Community Health Centre at 99 Toronto Road, is a community-centred primary health care facility, and member of The Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC), the advocacy organization for non-profit, community governed, multidisciplinary primary health care models. With a vision rooted in providing comprehensive primary care services, delivered by a interdisciplinary team of professionals to promote healthy communities, we offer a range of community-based services and respond to health-related community concerns.
We believe that effective primary health care addresses the social determinants of health, including social inclusion, access to shelter, education, income and employment security, food and stable eco-systems. It encompasses primary care, illness prevention and health promotion, using community development toward building healthy public policy in supportive environments. Our care model is highly effective for all Ontarians. It is an important resource for people who encounter a diverse range of access barriers such as culture, ethnicity, geographical isolation, literacy, poverty, physical disabilities and race.VisionHealthy people, healthy relationships and healthy communitiesGeneral InformationWe are now offering services from our new location at 99 Toronto Road. We serve people without a family physician living within a 50 KM radius of the CHC.
The Centre continues to accept new clients. Special consideration will be given to our target populations who do not have a family physician.
• Seniors with more than one chronic disease,
• Youth at risk between the ages of 12 to 21
• Those struggling with mental health and/addictions
• Those receiving social assistance