Bridgepoint Health

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We have a number of programs and services available to our patients to help keep you active and healthy.

Cholesterol class

Have you been told you have high cholesterol? Join the 'Lipid Class' to learn more information on lifestyle strategies you can try to improve your cholesterol. This is a 90 minute educational group session led by a registered dietitian, where you will be given your latest cholesterol blood test results as well as lots of resources.

  • Eligibility: adults with high cholesterol and their family or friends who would like to join them.
  • Upcoming Dates:  
    • Monday July 11th, 2016 at 9:30am
    • Tuesday Aug 9th, 2016 at 2pm
  • How to register: speak with your primary care provider or call Tara directly at 416-461-8252 x2633.

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Do you have anxiety? Consider speaking to your primary care provider about our social worker led 10-week Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Group. You will learn strategies to overcome your symptoms of anxiety.

  • Eligibility: adult patients of the Bridgepoint Family Health Team with anxiety.
  • Upcoming Dates: September 2016
  • How to register: speak with your primary care provider. 

Craving change

The Craving Change group, facilitated by trained educators, offers you an opportunity to challenge and change your relationship with food and problematic eating. Through the use of self awareness tools and cognitive behavioural strategies the team will introduce strategies to help change the way we think about eating.

  • Eligibility: adults, and a friend or family member who would like to join them, that identify with either problematic cravings and/or emotional eating.
  • Dates and Times: TBD
  • How to register: speak with your primary care provider or call Judy directly at 416-461-8252 x2631.

Diabetes education program

Our program helps support you in managing Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes through self-management education, collaboration and community partnerships. 

Visit our Diabetes Education Program page for more information.

  • Eligibility: adults with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes and their family members.
  • Dates and Times: Appointments available Tuesday through Thursday during regular business hours, and Friday mornings.
  • How to register: speak with your primary care provider, have them refer to our program using this referral form, or refer yourself by calling us directly at 416-470-6690.

Health coaching

Our Health Coaching program will connect you one-on-one with a nurse in person, over the phone or by email and help you take control of your own health by choosing your health priorities, setting goals that matter to you, developing a plan that considers your strengths and barrier, and making lasting positive changes to your health.

  • Eligibility: all patients of the Bridgepoint Family Health Team.
  • Dates and Times: Appointments available Monday through Thursday during regular business hours, and Monday evenings.
  • How to register: speak with your primary care provider.

Herstory

Herstory is a group program that was designed both by and for female patients of the Bridgepoint FHT who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. Our philosophy for the group is: accessibility, acceptance and flexibility.

The group is facilitated by our social worker and a peer-leader. 

  • Eligibility: all female patients of the clinic who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
  • Date and Times:  Wednesday evenings
  • How to register: speak with your primary care provider.

Kick Butt! Smoking cessation program

Do you want to cut back on cigarettes or quit? This program provides you with one-on-one counseling and support by a nurse, and is tailored to meet your individual needs and goals. Specific topics can range from nicotine replacement therapies, medications, goal setting, and coping or behavior strategies.

  • Eligibility: all patients of the Bridgepoint Family Health Team.
  • Dates and Times: Appointments available Monday through Thursday during regular business hours, and Monday evenings.

  • How to register: speak with your primary care provider.

Yoga

Yoga can ease anxiety, improve bone density, alleviate muscle pain, assist is posture and alignment, improve flexibility and joint health, and much more! Come and experience the benefits of developing a personal yoga practice in a safe space. All classes are offered at the beginer level, with chair and mat options making this program fully accesible. 

Facillitated by Registered Nurse and Certified Yoga Practicioner, Meghan Rule. 

  • Eligibility: all adults of the Family Health Team.
  • Dates and Times: All sessions will now run on 4 week cycles
    Mat:Thursdays at 5:30pm July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
    *July will be the last month for yoga at the family health team.     
  • How to register: speak with our administrative staff to sign up for the next session.

Well-baby groups

Group baby visits include all aspects of a general check-up, but are more sociable and fun because they provide the opportunity to socialize and meet parents with children of the same age. Groups typically range between 6-8 babies with their parents and are run by a nurse and physician/nurse practitioner. Baby groups are a great way to meet other parents, and are longer (about 90-120 minutes) which provides you with lots of time for discussion and related education information.

  • Eligibility: all babies of the Bridgepoint Family Health Team.
  • Dates and Times: ongoing
  • How to register: speak with your primary care provider.

'Inspire' COPD Management and Support Program

Our program is designed to help support people diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) while working in partnership with you and your doctor. Key components of COPD management include: health promotion, proactive or preventive approaches to your care, self-management and education. 

How does it work?

The COPD Program is led by a nurse practitioner and pharmacist, our team provides you with individual smoking cessation counselling, respiratory education (including assessment of COPD control, development of action plans & medication review & treatment). We offer these services to patients from the Bridgepoint Family Health Team. Initially you meet individually with the nurse practitioner and pharmacist who help develop your personalized care plan. 

The nurse practitioner can help you with:

▪ COPD prevention and treatment

▪ SMART goal setting to encourage physical activity, smoking cessation, and healthy coping      strategies

▪ Managing your respiratory symptoms

▪ Preventing and/or managing COPD related complications (i.e. vaccination update).

The pharmacist can help you with:

▪ Understanding how environmental triggers and physical activity impacts breathing symptoms

▪ Taking  your lung medications or puffer devices safely and effectively

▪ Creating  COPD treatment plans focused on your lifestyle

  • Eligibility: all patients of the Bridgepoint Family Health Team with a current diagnosis of COPD 
  • Dates and Times: by appointment only
  • How to register: speak with your primary care provider.