Facts & Stats

Today, 187 Family Health Teams (FHTs), 101 Community Health Centres (CHCs), 25 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLCs), 10 Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs) and other primary health care teams provide comprehensive primary care to more than 3.5 million Ontarians in over 200 communities across the province.
Primary care is a diverse sector with over 4,000 entities delivering health care to Ontarians. These include:

  • 738 group practice models (FHO, FHN, FHG, RNPGA etc.)
  • 31,443 physicians (OMA 2019)
  • Approximately 3,000 solo practice physicians in fee-for-services or enhanced fee-for- service
  • 184 Family Health Teams and 5 Rural Health Hubs
  • 25 Nurse Practitioner-led Clinics
  • 94 midwifery practice groups
  • 101 community health centres
  • 10 aboriginal health access centres
  • Several specialized models

Distribution and Structure of Family Health Teams
Family Health Team distribution by Ontario Health Teams (54 OHTs)

Team Setting: Rural and Urban (82 Reporting)

Team Setting Rurality

  • Rural (55)
  • Urban (27)

Family Health Team Budget (2022, 181 Reporting)

FHT Budget 2022

  • <$1m (36)    
  • $1m - $2m (74)    
  • $2m - $3m (35)
  • $3m - $5m (26)    
  • $5m - $7m (1)    
  • >$7m (8)

Academic Status (157 Reporting)

Academic Status

  • Academic (37)
  • Non-academic (120)

Physician Payment Model (182 Reporting)

Physician Payment Models

  • Family Health Organization (FHO) (121)
  • Family Health Network (FHN) (14)
  • Blended Salary Model (BSM) (15) 
  • Aboriginal Blended Salary Model (ABSM) (5)
  • Rural and Northern Physician Agreement (RNPGA) (21)
  • Other (6)

Board Governance (183 Reporting)

Board Governance

  • Provider-led (61)
  • Mixed (92)
  • Community-led (24)
  • Other (6)

# Of Physician FTEs (172 Reporting)

  • Range (0 – 147)
  • Mean (15)
  • Median (9)

# Of Patients Served (177 Reporting)

Patients served

  • Range (600 – 279,408)
  • Median (11,400)
  • Mean (19,556)

Other models include:

 

AFHTO Member Organizations

Our members provide interprofessional and team-based comprehensive primary care funded by the Province of Ontario to people of all ages, health and social status in communities across Ontario. These organizations are made up of a variety of models (FHT, NPLC, etc.).


Primary care teams include professionals from a variety of health care backgrounds:

Administration Staff
Chiropodist
Chiropractor
Family Physician
Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Therapist

Pharmacist

Physician Assistant
Physiotherapist
Psychologist
Registered Dietitian
Registered Nurse

Registered Practical Nurse
Respiratory Therapist
Social Worker
and more…

 

 

This pages information is an approximate and of November 22, 2022