Programs

Mindfulness & anxiety

Mindfulness

Facilitated by SETFHT Social Workers, this 4-week group aims to support you in:

  • A better understanding of your experience of anxiety
  • Practicing mindfulness exercises and meditation
  • Developing skills to cope with anxiety
  • Increasing your awareness of the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physical reactions

Interested? Please call Vanessa De la Vega, Programs & Services Assistant at 416-423-8800 x223. You will then be contacted to complete a short telephone screener prior to the start of the group.

Home Visit Program

It is not easy for some patients to see their family doctor. They might have trouble walking. They might not be able to take the bus or drive. They might be too sick to leave the house.

If you are a South East Toronto Family Health Team (SETFHT) patient and you cannot leave your house, we will come to you!

You are part of the team and we will work together to plan your care and answer your questions about your health. We can also help you with other issues that might affect your health and well-being, such as meals and housing.

We want to work with you to keep you as healthy as possible.

If you are not already a SETFHT patient and want to join our Home Visit Program, ask your doctor or Home Care Coordinator to complete the Home Visit Referral Form and fax the completed form to the attention of Vanessa De la Vega, Programs & Services Assistant, at 416-423-8803. Please click below to download a copy of the form.

Home Visit Referral Form.PDF

Home visit program
Intuitive eating

Intuitive Eating

The Intuitive Eating program can help you to:

  • Shift your focus away from the number on the scale
  • Make peace with food
  • Learn how to listen and respond to your body’s signals around food
  • Manage your emotions without food
  • Honour your health and well-being.

If you are interested, please call and leave a message including your full name and contact number for Vanessa De la Vega, Programs and Services Assistant at 416- 423-8800 ext 223.

Please check back for updates on enrollment and program start date.

Infant Nutrition & Infant Sleep Workshops

This class is for parents/caregivers interested in learning about infant (4 months – 12 months) nutrition and sleep. The class will cover infant feeding in the first year and how to introduce solids. The information is presented by a Registered Dietitian.

Due to COVID-19 this program currently runs virtually via zoom.  Our upcoming dates for 2021 include:

  • January 18, 2021
  • February 22, 2021
  • March 22, 2021
  • April 19, 2021
  • May 17, 2021
  • June 14, 2021

Please sign up ahead of time by calling Vanessa De la Vega, Programs & Services Assistant, at 416-423-8800 ext 223 or email at info@setfht.on.ca

This program is open to non-FHT parents/caregivers.

Infant nutrition
Memory clinic

Memory Clinic

Are you noticing changes to your memory?  The South East Toronto Family Health Team’s memory clinic provides early diagnosis and treatment for people experiencing problems with their memory, which can help patients maintain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible.

A team which consists of a physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker and care navigator provides comprehensive care for patients who are experiencing memory loss, and their families. Together they work with you and your family so that you have a better understanding of your condition and to help plan your care.

When you are referred to the Memory Clinic, you will be seen by the team for a comprehensive assessment. The visit will last for approximately 2 hours. You are encouraged to bring your family member or someone who knows you well.

Clinics are held once a month. For further details and how you can be assessed, speak to your health care provider.

2nd Thursday of the month 9:00 am-12:00pm

INR Clinic

Patients on warfarin at South East Toronto Family Health Team can choose to have their INR monitored at the warfarin clinic instead of attending traditional laboratory monitoring. This is a pharmacist-managed clinic, held on Monday (1871 Danforth ) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & Tuesday (840 Coxwell ) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for our ~130 patients on warfarin.

Pharmacists & other healthcare providers, including medical residents, use point-of-care technology (Coaguchek®) to measure INRs and this allows for immediate changes to patients’ warfarin doses for better results and increased patient safety.

This clinic has been operating since April 2008.

Speak to your provider for more details.

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Hypertension management

Hypertension Management Program

SETFHT’s Hypertension Management Program is run in participation with the Ontario Stroke Network and the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. The program helps patients to lower their blood pressure by teaching them to set a series of small, reasonable lifestyle goals and become actively involved in managing their own care. When patients come in for their blood pressure check, our Registered Nurses will provide counselling, resources and support to help patients achieve their goals. Our Registered Dietitians can support patients by teaching them how to make small but meaningful changes to their food choices. And several members of our team are trained to provide smoking cessation counselling to patients who would like to use Nicotine Replacement Therapy to help quit.

This program is open to patients who 18 years and older with primary hypertension or elevated blood pressure on two or more office visits.

Please speak to your healthcare provider.

840 Coxwell Ave  & 1871 Danforth

Integrated Cancer Screening

We want all eligible patients to be involved in their own cancer detection/prevention care by attending screening for breast cancer (mammography), cervical cancer (PAP test) and colorectal cancer (FOBT or colonoscopy). When patients are screened regularly, we can detect cancer early and improve our follow-up of patients with abnormal results to ensure that they are managed appropriately.

Please speak to your healthcare provider

840 Coxwell Ave  & 1871 Danforth

Cancer screening
Smoking cessation

Smoking Cessation

Are you trying to quit smoking? Do you want to try free Nicotine Replacement Therapy?

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in Canada. SETFHT offers free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) along with smoking cessation counselling to smokers who wish to quit.

Once assessed, you may be offered a choice of NRT types, including lozenges, gum, inhaler or patch. You will also be followed by a health care provider for additional support and advice to help you quit smoking, and you can attend our cessation support group. Research shows that smoking cessation medication in combination with counselling more than doubles long term quit rates.

To find out more and how you can be part of this program, speak to your health care provider.

Postpartum Adjustment Group

This group is facilitated by a physician and and a social worker. It’s an 8 week group offered to postpartum moms with babies 0-12 months old.

What this group offers:

  • A supportive and safe environment for postpartum moms to share their experiences.
  • Psychoeducation about mood, anxiety, adjustment,  and stress-management during the postpartum period.
  • Expert advice provided by guest speakers (ex: our psychologist) on specific postpartum topics chosen by moms.
  • A supportive community for moms.
  • Examples of topics discussed: how to navigate relationships with partners, families, friends, self; how to deal with body image challenges, mood challenges, anxiety, parenting, attachment concerns, lack of sleep, feeding concerns, parenting older kids while looking after a baby, etc.

Interested? Please call Vanessa De la Vega, Programs & Services Assistant at 416-423-8800 x223. You will then be contacted to complete a short telephone screener prior to the start of the group.

CBT Insomnia Program

Many people experience sleep problems which negatively impact their lives.  If this is your experience, we invite you to connect with your physician to see if you’re eligible to join our CBT  Insomnia workshop where we discuss sleep issues including Insomnia.

In the workshop our social workers discuss sleep biology, factors that impact sleep and provide an overview of how to make changes. Eligible participants with diagnosis of Insomnia are then offered 2-3 individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Insomnia (CBT-I) sessions where the treatment is tailored to their needs.

Please speak to your healthcare provider for a referral to the program.