CDMC

 

 

Established in 2011, Carefirst’s Chronic Disease Management Centre (CDMC) is a group of services to help ‘You help Yourself’ by supporting you to acquire the right knowledge, resources and skills.

 

Our mandate:

  • To empower adults who are living with or at risk of chronic diseases
  • To support caregivers of individual living with chronic conditions
  • To collaborate with other community health care providers to ensure that the holistic needs of individuals are addressed

The services offered in our CDMC programs help patients’ improve their confidence and abilities to self-manage chronic diseases, become more informed about their health conditions, and take a more active role in treatment. CDMC will collaborate with each person to build a care plan that meets your unique needs and preferences while facilitating change towards healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Chronic Disease Management Programs

 

 

CDMC offers a wide variety of programs. To learn more about our CDMC programs and how to access these services, click on a program that you are interested in below. Please note: program fees may apply to certain programs. For more information, please email us at cdmc@carefirstontario.ca or call us at (416) 847-8941

 

 

Programs Offered by CDMC:

CKD Management

Chronic Kidney Disease Program

This program is for patients who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) to provide comprehensive care and sustainable self-management education to improve the quality of life for individuals living with CKD. Services provided include screening for CKD, routine follow-up every 3-6 months, individual and group education sessions on how to manage CKD, and access to a nephrology clinic with supportive services provided by IHPs.

 

Speak to your Family Physician at Carefirst Family Health Team for more information and referrals to our CDMC programs. If you have any other questions or inquiries, please call (416) 847-8941 or email us at href=”mailto:cdmc@carefirstontario.ca”>cdmc@carefirstontario.ca

Heart Health

Heart Health – Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Program

This program is for patients diagnosed or at risk of developing hypertension and/or cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Services provided for patients in this program include education related to their disease, self-management skills, dietary counselling, and routine follow-up to prevent or reduce the risk of developing complications associated with hypertension and CVD.

 

For our referral form, please click here.

 

Speak to your Family Physician at Carefirst Family Health Team for more information and referrals to our CDMC programs. If you have any other questions or inquiries, please call (416) 847-8941 or email us at cdmc@carefirstontario.ca

Lung Health

Lung Health – Pulmonary Rehabilitation (COPD Management) Program

This program is for patients with lung conditions or at risk of developing lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and individuals who smoke. Our goal is to reduce the risks and exacerbations of lung conditions while also improving patients’ quality of life. Services include individual education and counselling sessions on self-management skills (ex: how manage symptoms, proper use of medications, importance of immunizations, smoking cessation, etc…), spirometry screening, and more.

 

For our referral form, please click here.

 

Speak to your Family Physician at Carefirst Family Health Team for more information and referrals to our CDMC programs. If you have any other questions or inquiries, please call (416) 847-8941 or email us at cdmc@carefirstontario.ca

Diabetes Education

Carefirst One Stop Multi Service Centre: Diabetes Education Program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to provide focused services on diabetes education, early intervention and prevention of diabetes-related complications and self management.

 

Diabetes Education services are provided virtually and in-person. All diabetes group sessions are offered virtually at this time. Individual assessments/ consultations are provided in-person or virtually based on our clients’ needs. All clients coming for in-person appointments will be screened over the phone 1-2 days prior and upon arrival on the day of in-person appointment at Carefirst premises.

How to Apply for the Diabetes Education Program (DEP):

 

If you have type 2 diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes and would like to join the Diabetes Education Program, please ask your family doctor to fill out and fax us the DEP Referral Form below at (905)-695-0826.

Hepatitis B Management

Hepatitis B Management Program

This program is for patients diagnosed with hepatitis B to provide education, support and self-management skills, prevent transmission, and reduce complications related to the disease. Program services include routine follow-up and health monitoring, counselling and education sessions related to self-management of hepatitis B, and developing an action plan in partnership with health professionals.

Speak to your Family Physician at Carefirst Family Health Team for more information and referrals to our CDMC programs. If you have any other questions or inquiries, please call (416) 847-8941 or email us at cdmc@carefirstontario.ca

Weight Management

Weight Management Program

This program provides patients with education on nutrition and weight management through individual and group sessions. Individual sessions provide patient-centred care with one-to-one counselling on the patient’s dietary needs and nutrition. Group sessions consist of 4 weekly classes either virtually or in class with group discussions based on nutrition, mindfulness and physical activity.

 

Speak to your Family Physician at Carefirst Family Health Team for more information and referrals to our CDMC programs. If you have any other questions or inquiries, please call (416) 847-8941 or email us at cdmc@carefirstontario.ca

Upcoming Events & Calendar

 

 

  • Group Sessions will be held online through Zoom and is open to the public
  • For more information, or if you want to register for a group session, please call (416) 847-8941
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