Postdocs get a family doctor through the Queen’s University Family Health Team!

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Postdocs get a family doctor through the Queen’s University Family Health Team!

In the new Postdoc collective agreement, our Postdoc Members and their families can now access the Queen’s University Family Health Team (QFHT) if they currently do not have a family doctor. Below, Queen’s Faculty Relations memo regarding access to the QFHT.

To get an appointment for you and family members, Postdocs should contact Kendra Biggs (Patient Intake Clerk) at kendra.biggs@dfm.queensu.ca or call 613-533-9303, extension 73818. QFHT does not have a walk-in service.

When you call to make an appointment, the clinic will advise you of any documentation that you will need to bring and/or fill out. You will need to bring OHIP or UHIPinformation for every visit.

QFHT has two locations downtown Kingston within walking distance of Queen’s campus, at 220 Bagot Street and 115 Clarence Street.

Please contact your Vice-President Postdocs at vppd@psac901.org if you have any questions or comments.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the spring weather!

Cheers,

Your PSAC local 901 Team!

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MEMO by Queen’s Faculty Relations:

To:         Postdoctoral Fellows (PSAC 901, Unit2)

From:    Dan McKeown, Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations)

Date:     April 28, 2017

Re:         Implementation of LOA #3 – Queen’s Family Health Team Pilot Project

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Among the changes resulting from recent collective bargaining is the introduction of a pilot project in which the University will enable Employees in the Postdoctoral Fellow Bargaining Unit, and their “family members”, to have direct access to the family healthcare services of the Queen’s Family Health Team (QFHT).  QFHT has two Kingston locations: 220 Bagot Street and 115 Clarence Street.

As per the Letter of Agreement (attached) signed by the University and your bargaining agent, PSAC, the QFHT is  able to provide primary health care to Employees (i.e. currently appointed Postdoctoral Fellows in the Unit 2 Bargaining Unit) and their “family members”.  A “family member” is defined as  the spouse or partner of an Employee (i.e., the legally married spouse of an employee, or a person of the opposite or same sex who has continuously lived with the employee for a period of at least one year in a conjugal relationship outside marriage), or a dependent child of the Employee (including a natural  child, adopted child, foster child, ward, or step-child), or a person in respect of whom an Employee is the legal guardian.

The pilot project is designed for those who do not already have a Family Physician in Kingston and who otherwise wish to participate. The University will provide a list of Bargaining Unit members to the QFHT. The QFHT will use this information for the sole purpose of confirming the identity of Bargaining Unit members and will not redistribute this information. If you do not want your name provided to the QFHT, you may send an email confirming your decision to faculty.relations@queensu.ca

QFHT will not be offering services as a drop-in clinic. If you are an Employee and would like to access this service, whether for yourself or a family member, you must book a first visit by contacting:

Kendra Biggs, Patient Intake Clerk

kendra.biggs@dfm.queensu.ca

613-533-9303, extension 73818

The QFHT estimates that they will be able to respond to schedule your visit within five days. The QFHT will inform you regarding documentation you and your family members will need to bring when you are contacted about scheduling the first visit.

Employees who choose to participate and obtain access to this service will not lose such access if the pilot project is cancelled.

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