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Welcome to
McMaster Family Practice

At McMaster Family Practice (MFP), we are a team of over 90 health care providers dedicated to the health and wellness of you and your family. We are one of three clinics within the McMaster Family Health Team.

As a teaching clinic, we providing training to new family doctors and other health professionals. We’re also always researching the newest ways to provide the best care to our 20,000+ patients!

We’re always here for you and are excited to have you as part of the MFP family!

COVID-19 Vaccine

Important notice for patients who received  AstraZeneca Vaccine through primary care offices in Hamilton from March 10-28, 2021

Hamilton Primary Care, including the family practices listed below, are hosting clinics from June 10 to June 23 at David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main Street W, Hamilton) to offer second doses of AstraZeneca to eligible individuals who received their first dose between March 10 and March 28.

This clinic will operate via booked appointments only.


Before booking your appointment, please have a look at the date of your first vaccine appointment and book your second appointment at around 12 weeks from that date. It is also important to note that choosing an alternate vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for your second dose is now permitted. Information on this option and how to access an alternate vaccine for your second dose can be found through this link: Second Dose Guidance

When you are ready to book your appointment click this link and follow the instructions:

Clinic location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre
Dates: Thursday June 10 to Wednesday June 23
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 pm-6:30pm, Sat and Sun 8:30am-3:30pm

Before coming to the clinic

Eligible patients should review this important information from the Ministry of Health to help make their informed decisions about whether or not to proceed with the second dose of Astra Zeneca COVID19 vaccine at this point in time.

For patients who received AstraZeneca after March 28, 2021

If you received your first dose of Astra Zeneca after March 28th,  you are not yet eligible to receive your second dose. Further information about appointment availability for your second doses will be coming soon.


We have included some additional information which may help answer additional questions. As always, we encourage everyone to discuss specific questions and health concerns with their primary care provider.

Participating Family Practices:

Compass Community Health Centre
McMaster Family Practice
Core Care Family Health Team
Primary Care Physicians at the Port Authority
Crown Point Family Health Centre
Red Hill Medical Group
Harvard Square Medical Group
Rosedale Medical Group
Hamilton Community Health Centre
Stonechurch Family Health Centre


Important Links:

COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet

COVID-19 What you need to know about your vaccine appt

We do not know when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for us to provide to our patients here at McMaster Family Practice.  We expect it will be in late spring 2021 and will update our website and social media accounts as more information becomes available.

Some helpful information regarding the vaccine is found at the following websites:

City of Hamilton: Coronavirus

Government of Canada: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for Canada

Government of Ontario: COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario



Intersections between biomedicine and traditional knowledge and medicines

What is the role of Western biomedicine and Indigenous traditional knowledge and medicines in supporting health and wellbeing? Some of our Indigenous colleagues participated in a Fireside Chat to discuss this topic as part of a series called Maad’ookiing Mshkiki — Sharing Medicine. This project was designed to address the lack of culturally safe and relevant education materials for Indigenous people about vaccination.

In the latest release, Dr. Karen Hill, Dr. Amy Montour, Elva Jamieson, and Ashley Montour speak about how they use both approaches in their respective practices. Drs. Hill and Montour are Indigenous physicians and DFM faculty members, Elva Jamieson is a traditional medicine practitioner, and Ashley Montour is an Indigenous registered practical nurse. Watch the video on the Maad’ookiing Mshkiki YouTube channel.

To accompany the video, the project team developed materials that provide information on a variety of ways to support immune function, including singing, spending time outdoors and drumming. You can find resources on the virtual hub or download graphics to share on social media. The virtual hub also contains previous fireside chats covering topics such as vaccine hesitancy, what is COVID-19 and how the vaccines work.

We are grateful to our Indigenous colleagues for sharing their knowledge and encourage you to share with your network. Follow @SharingMedicine on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #sharingmedicine.

The McMaster Family Health Team is Offering Appointments via Video!

Did you know that the McMaster Family Health Team is now offering appointments via video to all patients using a secure, easy-to-use platform? 

A video visit allows you to talk online to your healthcare provider using video chat – all from the safety, comfort and convenience of your own home using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Many of the appointments booked with your healthcare provider can be scheduled as a video visit. You can request a video visit when you call the clinic to book your appointment.

Here is what some patients have said about their video visits:

     – “I feel this platform is long overdue. It is very convenient and saves time, transportation and parking fees. Also provides better time management- no wasted time in the waiting room!”

     – “I found it useful and would love this as an alternative especially in poor weather. “

     – “I am completely satisfied with this process. I hope it continues even when COVID-19 is no longer an issue. I like it.”

     – “One of the positive outcomes of this COVID is additional accessibility with virtual appts, which previously weren’t available when I was bedridden & inquired last Dec. I’m hoping you’ll continue to keep it as an appt option in the future. Thank you so much!”

     – “The link was very easy to hook up to. Very pleasant experience.”

Privacy Consents

Consent for Virtual Care Consent for Electronic Communication Consent for Email Communication
Consent for Virtual Care Consent for Electronic Communication Consent for Email Communication


Please review the below documents for information on self-isolation and self-monitoring for coronavirus. For more information, please see our most recent updates on COVID-19.

If you have a fever and/or new onset of cough or difficulty breathing


In the 14 days before symptom onset, you have:
•been to a COVID-19 impacted area, or
•you have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, or
•you have been in close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to a COVID-19 impacted area

please call your family physician’s office.

To contact your physician at McMaster Family Practice, please call 905-546-9885.

OCFP Get Care Infographic
COVID-19 Patient Screening Guidance Document

How to Self-Monitor How to Self-Isolate Self-Isolation: Guide for caregivers, household members, and close contacts
How to Self-Monitor Info How to Self-Isolate Info Self-Isolation: Guide for Caregivers, household members, and close contacts info

 Stress Busting during COVID-19 (Download PDF)

Stress Busting during COVID-19

Stress Symptoms (Download PDF)

Stress Symptoms



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    The people who work in primary care love the communities they serve. It’s a love proudly on display in our department every day and one that recently helped raise over $6900 for The Good Shepherd’s Family Centre shelter in Hamilton.


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McMaster University Department of Family MedicineMichael G. DeGroote School of Medicine