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Dr. Danielle Martin: ‘Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians’

Dr. Danielle Martin was in Cobourg last Wednesday at the invitation of the Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre. The Canadian physician is well known and regarded for her past appearance before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, as a champion of Medicare, at the invitation of Senator Bernie Sanders. Dr. Martin currently runs a family physician practice, is a Vice President with Women’s College Hospital, practices obstetrics at Sunnybrook Hospital, writes a column for Chatelaine and is a frequent guest on CBC’s National News and other programs.

Dr. Martin was a guest at the health centre’s annual general meeting where she told an audience of approximately 150 people that our system of health care is about more than money and medicine. It is about the values that define us as a society. In her book ‘Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians,’ she warns Canadians that in light of the debates taking place south of our border, we should never take Medicare for granted. She challenged the audience to fight back against the papers and books written about all of the problems with our system, and the cataclysmic predictions that our health care can’t be fixed without giving up on our values.
In her book she shares the personal experiences of her own family and her patients to refute what she believes to be exaggerated rhetoric about our health care system being in a state of crisis.  Read more.....

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About Your CHC

Who We Are

The Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre at 99 Toronto Rd, is a community centred primary health care facility, and a member of The Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC), the advocacy organization for non-profit, community governed, multidisciplinary primary health care models. With a vision rooted in providing comprehensive primary care services, delivered by a interdisciplinary team of professionals to promote healthy communities, we offer a range of community-based services and respond to health-related community concerns.

We believe that effective primary health care addresses the social determinants of health, including social inclusion, access to shelter, education, income and employment security, food and stable eco-systems. It encompasses primary care, illness prevention and health promotion, using community development toward building healthy public policy in supportive environments. Our care model is highly effective for all Ontarians. It is an important resource for people who encounter a diverse range of access barriers such as culture, ethnicity, geographical isolation, literacy, poverty, physical disabilities and race.

Who We Serve

The Centre continues to accept new clients. Special consideration will be given to our target populations who do not have a family physician.

These include:

  • Seniors with more then one chronic disease
  • Youth at risk between the ages of 12 to 21
  • Those struggling with mental health and addictions
  • Those receiving social assistance

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The Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centres 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

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How to make Donations to the Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre

Did you know the PHNCHC is a registered charity, donations are gratefully accepted.  Any donations over the amount of $10.00 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Our Registered Charity number is: 852859198RR0001

If you would like to make a donation to the PHNCHC or one of it's programs, please call 905.885.2626 ext. 213.  Please note: in the near future, our website will support online donations.



Our Name Has Changed!

We are changing our name ever-so slightly, to the Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre in order to be more inclusive of ALL of the communities we serve. You will start to see changes as we adopt our new name, such as the logo below, changes to our website, facebook page and the materials we produce.

Please be patient as we make this transition - and remember, your feedback is always appreciated!


Contact Us


99 Toronto Road
Port Hope, ON L1A 3S4


Please do not use this email address to transmit personal health information or appointment inquiries.


Hours of Operation

Principle of Client and Family Centred Care


The governing body (Board of Directors), leadership, and staff of the PHNCHC are fully committed to quality and safety and to the principle of client and family centred care.  Therefore there is a desire to seek input and feedback from clients and to partner with them and the community we serve.


View our full ‘Client and Family Centred Care’ principle

Important Notice


The Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre is a fragrance free environment. Perfumes, after shaves, colognes, strongly scented soaps or deodorants are not permitted due to potential allergic reactions by clients, visitors and staff.