Family Health Centre

Family Health Centre

The Department of Community & Family Medicine pioneered a new model of community-oriented primary care by introducing a Family Health Centre to the Divisional Hospital (DH), Kondavil in 2012. It was launched with support from University of Jaffna and the Provincial Ministry of Health, Northern Province.

The Family Health Centre aims to provide high quality primary health care services to residents of the area, while functioning as an innovative model of primary health care training for medical students.

Service delivery by the Family Health Centre is supervised by an academic member of staff of DCFM who is a Consultant Family Physician. The majority of patients attending the clinics have chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, cancer and chronic respiratory disease. In addition, the Centre offers support for social, emotional, financial and spiritual issues associated with these diseases. More details about this community-oriented model of primary care may be found here.

FHC services include:

  • Non-Communicable Diseases monthly clinics (Diabetic / Medical)
  • Weight Reduction clinic
  • Diabetic Foot Care clinic
  • Special co-morbidity clinic
  • Underweight management for children
  • Bleeding clinic (Blood drawing for investigations – Fasting Blood Sugar, Lipid Profile, Serum Creatinine)
  • Telemedicine consultation
  • Community based Geriatric care (Home Visit)
  • Home based Neurodevelopment clinic