What's Happening at the Clinic


    Have you been to the clinic in the past six months? If so, we'd appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete a short survey to tell us about your experience.
    You can access the survey by clicking here. Your responses are anonymous, but they are invaluable in helping our team's ongoing efforts to improve the quality health care you receive.

    We know our patients and community residents have many questions about when COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in our region. However, at this time we do not have that information and ask that you please do not call the clinc to inquire. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has excellent information on vaccines available here.
    The Health Unit has also established a dedicated phone line that's available 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-800-660-5853 ext. 2100.
    As the situation with COVID 19 is changing rapidly we have set up an  Athens District Family Health Team Facebook page
    with regularly updated information. We'll share the latest on when the vaccines will arrive in our area as we receive it from the Health Unit.

    Please note our Office Process changes and see new tab on website devoted to COVID information
    In the midst of the continuing developments with COVID-19 Pandemic, we are doing our best to provide timely health care, while considering the safety of our Athens Family Health Team (ADFHT) patients, employees and community.  We are implementing changes to reduce unnecessary in person office visits. 
    Please do not walk into the office without an appointment. 

    The Corona Virus (COVID-19) requirements in healthcare keep changing rapidly.  Please note changes in how we currently deliver services below: 
    • Please do not walk into the office, please CALL first if you have questions or concerns about your health.
    • We are providing phone appointments and if you need to see in person, you will be scheduled for an in-office appointment.
    • For scheduled in-office appointments please arrive on time.  Do not arrive early for any appointments as we are scheduling so that no patient to patient contact, so not come early, come alone.(one helper if needed), do not bring children to your appointment.  We are screening everyone coming in the building for appointments for fever and symptoms upon their arrival.  
    • Please be assured that our exam rooms are being disinfected after each patient visit and common areas are disinfected frequently.
    • Evening clinics will remain open for now, however the door will be locked, again no walk ins.  Please KNOCK on the door as we are screening each person entering the building.
    • LifeLabs remains open in our building by appointment only, after screening when booking.   
    • If you are experiencing mild symptoms (fever, cough) please self-quarantine at home in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, especially to the more vulnerable population.
    Mental Health Counselling & Dietitian back in office 
    We realize this can certainly be a stressful time for many and you may be experiencing anxiety.  Our counsellor Mitch Talasan from LLGAMH Rapid Access Counselling is now back in office seeing patients.  
    We also have Dietitian Allison Smith back in office and can help you with dietary information and education.  Call today and book an appointment. 

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Health Information

    PRESCRIPTION RENEWALS - 7 days notice
    Patients please plan ahead

    If you require a renewal of your prescription medication please call your pharmacy and ask them to fax the request to our office. 
    We require 7 days to process renewal requests so ensure you monitor your medications
    and plan ahead when you see your medications starting to run low.