The Marathon Family Health Team was among the first wave of 52 Family Health Teams to be established in the province of Ontario in the Spring of 2005, and only one of three Family Health Team sites established in the North at that time.
The Marathon Family Physician Group Practice had already been established since August 1996 at an office located at 14 Peninsula Road in the community of Marathon. When the allied health professionals joined the physician group practice, a larger site for the clinic had to be located.
In 2007, renovation began for a new clinic at the current site, which is located just down the street from the old clinic at 22 Peninsula Road. A grand opening of the new space occurred in January 2008 and the Marathon Family Health Team has been at this location ever since.
This expanded, modern facility has enabled all of the health care professionals to work collaboratively and efficiently, each utilizing their experience and skills to ensure that your primary healthcare needs are met.
Mission & Vision
We are a Family Health Team committed to sustainable, comprehensive, high quality primary care for our communities.
The Marathon Family Health Team, through its work, and collaboration with community partners will work to achieve optimal health and wellness for the people of our communities.
What is a Family Health Team (FHT)?
Family Health Teams are health care organizations that include a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other professionals who work together to provide health care for their community. Family Health Teams provide more service and a wide range of health options, especially for people who don’t have a doctor.
Family Health Teams ensure that people receive the care they need in their communities, as each team is set-up based on local health and community needs. They focus on chronic disease management, disease prevention and health promotion, and work with other health care organizations, such as public health units and Community Care Access Centres. (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Website-2013). The Marathon Family Health Team consists of physicians, a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, registered nurse, registered practical nurses, registered dietitian, social worker and epidemiologist. These health care professionals work collaboratively together utilizing their expertise so that the patient can receive the very best care, from the right provider at the right time.
What can I expect as a patient of the Marathon Family Health Team?
As a patient, you can expect to have access to a number of primary health care services from an inter-professional team including your family doctor. For example:
Your family doctor will continue to see you during regular office hours
You will have access to other health care providers at the Marathon Family Health Team, including a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, registered nurse, registered practical nurse, registered dietitian and a social worker.
If you require service after-hours, you can phone the Telephone Health Advisory Service (THAS) where a registered nurse will provide advice about your urgent health care concerns.
You will have access to many in-house services and programs provided by all of the Family Health Team care providers.