Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Health First - Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

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Do you live with, or are trying to prevent diabetes, heart disease or lung disease? Would you like to learn more about how to manage your lifestyle (diet, exercise, medications, or stress)? Then, the Health First Chronic Disease Prevention & Management program is for you! This is a unique program offering clients access to experienced health professionals and physician specialty clinics.

Our Services

The Health First Chronic Disease Prevention & Management program at Ross Memorial Hospital offers a variety of services to assist clients and families living with a chronic disease. To refer yourself in any one of the programs listed below, please click on the referral form.

Click here for the Health First Referral Form.

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Our goal is to improve and maintain the client's heart and vascular health through exercise, education and support. Read More...

Diabetes Education & Management

Our goal is to help people and their families with diabetes and pre-diabetes learn the necessary skills to effectively prevent diabetes complications, and improve their quality of life. Read More...

Heart Failure Clinic

Our goal is to improve quality of life and lessen hospital admissions for those living with heart failure. Read More...

Nutrition Counseling

Our goal is to provide nutrition counseling to adults with a variety of chronic health conditions. Read More...

Pulmonary Rehabilitation 

Our goal is to improve and maintain the client's lung health through exercise, education and support. Read More...

Our People

The Health First team of professionals includes:

Learning Opportunities

The following classes are open to the public, providing information on how to live well with a chronic disease. All sessions are free of charge.

1. Healthy Living Series

A series of three classes, covering:

2. Living with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Classes:

Small group classes offered in a community setting

3. Insulin Pump Classes

A set of classes designed to help the patient start insulin pump therapy

4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

5. Stress Management & Depression

6. Heart Failure

7. Atrial Fibrillation

8. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

9. Craving Change

Offered in a variety of community locations, this workshop helps participants change their relationship with food

Attending a Class

If you're interested in attending any of these Health First classes, please call:

(705) 328-6091 or e-mail us at

Heart Failure Community Support Group

This group offers ongoing education and fellowship for people experiencing heart failure as well as their families and caregivers.

The group meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at 65 Melborne Street, Lindsay in the Community Room.

Map to the Health First Unit from the Main Entrance

Helpful Links

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10 Angeline St. North
Lindsay, ON K9V 4M8


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