Family Health Teams & Medical Clinics

Northeastern Manitoulin Family Health Team


The Northeastern Manitoulin Family Health Team is a Ministry of Health-funded corporation offering a Physician-governed family health team. Our Family Health Team is comprised of the seven physicians of Little Current Medical Associates, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, a pharmacist, a social worker, a dietitian, and an administration team.


We provide services to all community members living in Little Current, Whitefish River, Sheguiandah, Aundeck Omni Kaning, and Wikwemikong. The NEMFHT commits to offering quality primary health care in a collaborative setting.



Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


To express your interest to register as a patient, please contact us:


Northeastern Manitoulin Family Health Team

15 Meredith St. E

PO Box 979

Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Phone: (705) 368-2450


For general inquiries please contact:

Judy Miller, Executive Director(705) 368-2450 ext. 2757 or email

The recent Rural Northern Physician Group Agreement (RNPGA) complement review increased funding from six physicians to 13.5, so we are recruiting physicians for various positions. As well as rural generalist positions, the LCMA has ED-only, hospitalist, and family medicine-only positions all with optional OB. This is an excellent opportunity to have a rewarding career with colleagues supporting work-life balance in a beautiful area of Northern Ontario.


The LCMA has experience supporting CPSO change of scope of practice if you have no previous experience in ER (or OB if interested) or if recertifying.


Our community qualifies for the Community Assessment Visit Program, which includes coverage for travel and accommodation expenses for health professionals (and their spouses) to visit and assess practice opportunities. Click here for Community Assessment Visit Program information.


Little Current has a community eligibility of $109,920 paid over four years through the Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Initiative (amount as of May 2023, subject to change by the ministry). Other incentives include $5,000 each from the Manitoulin Health Centre and the town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands.


Below is a summary of positions. All positions have optional OB and require a one-year commitment. For more information, please contact Sally Greenwood at


Rural Generalist

  • 500 patient roster minimum
  • office shadow billings are 9.65%
  • ED shadow billings are 20-25%
  • several Special Premiums can be earned
  • approximately $5,000-$10,000 more if doing LTC and OB
  • based on the following workdays/month (may vary month to month, based on 16 working days/month)
  • 6 clinics days
  • 2 ER daytime ER shifts (8 am to 6 pm)
  • 4 ER night (6 pm to 8 am)
  • 2 ER weekend shifts
  • 2 CALRI per month
  • 37 HFO locum days to cover while away (1.0 FTE)


Family Medicine Only

  • 1,000 patient roster minimum
  • office shadow billings are 9.65%
  • several Special Premiums can be earned, which can include a hospital premium of $12,500/year through 1 hour of hospital coverage on working days
  • add approximately $5,000-$10,000 more if doing LTC and OB
  • based on the following workdays/month (may vary month to month, based on 16 working days/month)
  • 13 clinics days
  • 3 CALRI per month
  • 37 HFO locum days to cover while away (1.0 FTE)


ED Only

  • ED billings are 20-25%
  • based on the following work days/month (may vary month to month, based on 16 working days/month)
  • 8 daytime ER shifts (8 am to 6 pm)
  • 4 ER night (6 pm to 8 am)
  • 2 ER weekend shifts
  • 2 CALRI per month or walk-in/same-day clinics
  • 37 HFO locum days to cover while away (1.0 FTE)



  • in-patient billings are 9.65%
  • for providing three 5-day weeks or two 7-day weeks/month and 1-2 CALRI days
  • days are 8 hours
  • if the inpatient unit is at 50% capacity, afternoon same-day clinics or hospital f/u clinics expected
  • 37 HFO locum days to cover while away (1.0 FTE)

If doing OB

  • $1,200-$1,500 per delivery attendance (1st or 2nd)
  • replacement of some FM clinics with OB clinics
  • ~$44,448/year for 1:3 call
  • ~$72,672/year for 1:2 call
  • reduced practice size requirements but with reduced capitation payment
  • additional credit in monthly work requirements for each week of call

Would you like a chance to practice family medicine in a community that is renowned for its recreational opportunities, including some of the best boating destinations in the world!? Little Current, on Manitoulin Island, located only 1.5 hours from Sudbury, is an ideal spot for an excellent locum experience.


We have a group of 7 highly experienced physicians, all of whom are long-standing NOSM U preceptors. You will spend time in ER, community and First Nations clinics, and be guaranteed time off post-call. The ER is attached to the clinic and hospital so there is always someone nearby to ask for advice or as a backup.


Remuneration is through the Rural Family Medicine Locum Program with HealthForceOntario which pays clinic days plus travel expenses (within Ontario), travel days honoraria, and accommodation. ER is supplemented through the Sessional Program plus extra benefits including HOCC, LTC On-Call funding, shadow billing, and some ER procedures are fee-for-service. Your accommodations will be first-class, with a fully-furnished waterfront condominium overlooking the marina.


Call us and speak to our Business Manager Sally Greenwood

Phone: (705) 368-2450 ext. 2759


Manitoulin Central Family Health Team


Manitoulin Central Family Health Team provides quality team-based care that is patient centered, comprehensive, and integrated for all our patients. Working as a team, patients receive care in their community that is focused on disease prevention and health promotion.


The Manitoulin Central Family Health Team is in the picturesque town of Mindemoya, on Manitoulin Island. The providers of care include a team of physicians, as well as the complimenting services of nursing, nurse practitioners, social work, health promotion, physiotherapy, pharmacy, Traditional Healing, and dietetics.


We provide services to community members living in South Baymouth, Tehkummah, Sandfield, Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Kagawong, and M’Chigeeng First Nation. 



Monday to Friday | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


To register as a patient, please contact us:


Manitoulin Central Family Health Team
2120B Hwy 551, PO Box 10
Mindemoya, ON P0P 1S0

Phone: (705) 377-5371

Fax: (855) 908-2517


The Manitoulin Central Family Health Team (MCFHT) and the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) are seeking a family physician to join their experienced health care team. With a progressive practice and generous incentives, you and your family can enjoy all that Manitoulin has to offer.


Our congenial group of 5 physicians is recruiting for (2.5) full time or part time physicians within a RNPGA1 salaried model. A combination of clinical and emergency services make this an interesting opportunity for a rewarding practice experience.

On-call at our 14-bed local hospital will be 1 in 7.5 (at full complement), remunerated separately via sessional and HOCC funding. This is a very cooperative team, working in an integrated model with the Manitoulin Central Family Health Team (FHT). The FHT offers the services of Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Health Promotion, Dietetic, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Traditional Healing and Psychiatry.


The Team provides preceptor teaching to the NOSM, University of Waterloo and Laurentian University, as well as a supportive environment that prioritizes CME for the group. In addition, Monday-Friday daily joint rounds provide an interactive opportunity to discuss care planning for hospital in-patients, emergency and office patients with a interdisciplinary team.


Manitoulin Island is renowned for its beauty and recreational opportunities, in particular, kayaking, boating, sailing, camping, fishing, cycling, hiking, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Its natural beauty and numerous small lakes make it a sought-after recreational destination.


Please join our diverse team of practitioners! Between us, we speak English, French, Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, Czech, Belarusian and Russian.


Practice Includes:


  • 37 days of locum funding through HealthForceOntario (HFO) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)

  • Equitably divided on-call schedule at the Manitoulin Health Centre


Compensation and Incentives Include:


  • Rural and Northern Physician Group Agreement (RNPGA) funding model salary

  • Community eligibility of $113,200 grant (Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Initiative), paid over four years by the MOHLTC

  • $5,000 in relocation assistance

  • $5,000 signing bonus from the Municipality of Central Manitoulin

  • 3 months free rent for office space

  • Northern Physician Retention Initiative is available after 4 years of full-time service

Rewarding Job:


  • A variety of responsibilities that include ER, Inpatient, Office
  • Call arrangements; negotiable 1 in 3, ER coverage with inpatient care
  • Clinic hours: 10:30am to 4:15pm




  • The Physician group holds group rounds weekday mornings
  • The group provides a supportive call in for trauma cases in ER
  • Our interdisciplinary health team includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Personal Support Worker, Health Promoter, Dietician, Traditional Healer, Social Worker and Physiotherapy
  • Our clinic is staffed with a friendly and knowledgeable team




  • EMR – TELUS PS Suite
  • Private EMR training prior to start of first clinic
  • Bedside Echo in ER (Sonosite)
  • Imaging processed through PACS

Assiginack Family Health Team


The Assiginack Family Health Team is located in the town of Manitowaning, which is located on the eastern portion of the Manitoulin Island nestled in a picturesque bay. Our Family Health Team has adopted and modified the Advance Access Care Model. We have three open access clinics during the week with no cap on them. The other two days are booked appointments. We offer to our patients our own Palliative Care, House Calls, minor office Surgical Procedures, Foot care for diabetic patient, Lab services in addition to our Preventative Care and Acute Clinic Care. We also do Wellness Care, Chronic Disease Management and Health Promotion Programs. We have been successful in working with partners to get Physiotherapy and Dietician Services. We have a satellite clinic in M’Chigeeng.


Our Care Provider team consists of but is not limited to:


  • Dr. Michael Bedard
  • Dr. Steven Daniel
  • Joanne Mellan – RNEC
  • Carmen Marchand – Nurse
  • Marilyn Proulx – Diabetic Foot care Nurse
  • Allan Chislett – MSW, RSW
  • Nola Thompson – Dietician
  • Denise Graham – Life Style Coach
  • Marcie Hughson – Life Style Coach
  • Dawn Wilkin – Lab


Our administrative team consists of:


  • Sandra Pennie – Executive Director
  • Heather McKenzie – Receptionist
  • Judy McDermid – Medical Clerk


Contact Information:


Assiginack Family Health Team

23 Spragge Street

P.O. Box 10

Manitowaning, ON P0P 1N0

Phone: (705) 370-0013

Fax: (705) 859-2212


Gore Bay Medical Centre


The Gore Bay Medical Centre provides medical services to residents of western Manitoulin communities and First Nations, from Kagawong to Meldrum Bay. The office is very well equipped, including electronic medical records (EMR), on-site X-ray, EKG, laboratory services (blood tests) and a minor procedure room. Our small team includes 3 experienced physicians, reception staff, a venipuncturist and an X-ray technologist.


However, we work as part of a much wider team. We work closely and collaboratively with 2 Gore Bay community pharmacists, Gore Bay ambulance paramedics, home care nurses and a palliative care nurse practitioner, visiting dietician, diabetes educator, and mental health workers. Lab services are provided in conjunction with Lifelabs. All X-Ray studies are read and reported by the radiologists at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. Our doctors have an excellent working relationship with Manitoulin Health Centre and our colleagues at the family health teams on the island, and First Nation health centres in the west end.


In addition to office based services and specialist referrals, our physicians provide house calls, attend and care for residents at Manitoulin Lodge Nursing Home, and conduct doctor's day clinics at Sheshegwaning and Zhiibaahaasing First Nations. Gore Bay Medical Centre hosts an Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) studio for clinical and teaching videoconferences. Gore Bay is a teaching site for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.


Contact Information:


Gore Bay Medical Centre

Phone (705) 282-2262, or by fax at (705) 282-2370

Medical Practice Opportunity


Experience country living at its best – many recreational opportunities, clean air and water, friendly communities. We currently have an opening for a full-time physician, with a Rural Northern Group Practice (Type 2) Agreement. Remuneration is competitive and benefits also include annual leave, maternity benefits, locum coverage program, and the Ministry of Health provides a generous rural incentive bonus among other benefits.


Interested physicians can call the Gore Bay Medical Centre at (705) 282-2262 and ask to speak with one of the physicians.

Learn more at the Health Force Ontario website:

Locum Opportunity


Manitoulin Island is a great place to spend some time, and Gore Bay is a great place for locum work. Locum physicians at the Gore Bay Medical Centre do clinic-based care and provide clinical support to the local nursing home.


There are no hospital duties. Remuneration includes the Rural Family Medicine Locum Program (RFMLP) daily payment topped up with a rurality bonus, plus travel and accommodation expenses, plus 100% of any 3rd party billings for services provided.


Contact Information

Gore Bay Medical Centre at phone (705) 282-2262, or by fax at (705) 282-2370


Learn more at the Health Force Ontario website: