Primary Care In City of Kawartha Lakes

Primary Care in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

In 2003, the City of Kawartha Lakes recognized the need for family doctors in the community. A volunteer municipal committee was established to address this need. This committee became the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI). KLHCI is a registered non-profit, charitable organization.

Need a Family Doctor?

If you are a City of Kawartha Lakes citizen who requires a family doctor please contact Health Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822 to apply. You can also contact directly the City of Kawartha Lakes Community Health Centre or the Kawartha North Family Health Team.

After Hours Clinics

(All patients with emergency medical needs should proceed directly to the Ross Memorial Hospital Emergency Department or call 911)


55 Angeline St N

6:00-9:00 pm

Weekends & holidays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm


100 East St S

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:00 – 8:00 pm


85 Bolton St

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Fenelon Falls


9:00 – 11:00 am


Pathway to Becoming a Family Doctor


Prior to entering medical school, a potential doctor completes an undergraduate University degree program and writes the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). If you are interested in a career in medicine, and are a citizen of the City of Kawartha Lakes, contact us to assist with arranging possible shadowing opportunities with members of our medical community.



Once accepted to medical school, a medical student will complete a four year program (McMaster University and University of Alberta-Calgary are the exceptions with three year programs). KLHCI is the Medical Education Coordinator for the City of Kawartha Lakes and Ross Memorial Hospital so feel free to contact us to discuss elective opportunities. KLHCI works in conjunction with the Ross Memorial Hospital and the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) to coordinate medical electives.

The City of Kawartha Lakes is a University of Toronto, Department of Family & Community Medicine, clerkship site.   


At the completion of medical school, newly designated MD’s planning to be family doctors will complete a two year Family Medicine residency program. KLHCI works in conjunction with the CKL family doctors, the Ross Memorial Hospital and the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) to coordinate electives for family medicine residents also.

Twice per year KLHCI hosts Family Medicine Resident Weekends. These weekend retreats include an opportunity to explore the area, tour the Ross Memorial Hospital, and be part of a fun community event.