Rudy and Rita Koehler Family Medicine Teaching Unit

Affiliated with the University of Toronto, North York General Hospital (NYGH) has a strong history of preparing future physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to work in interprofessional teams in a community academic hospital setting. 

Located on the 4th floor of the General site (4001 Leslie Street), the Rudy and Rita Koehler Family Medicine Teaching Unit is part of NYGH's Family and Community Medicine Program.

Flu Vaccine updates:

The 2020-2021 Flu Vaccination is now available at NYGH.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are some changes to how the flu vaccine will be administered.

Children 6 months to 4 years old

Children under the age of five years old must receive their flu vaccine in a medical clinic. Due to limited supply, we (the Family Medicine Teaching Unit) are currently prioritizing children six months to four years of age.

Children 5+ and adults:

Both the regular-dose and high-dose vaccinations (for individuals over 65 years old) are available at pharmacies and public health clinics. 

The flu shot vaccine is available at the NYGH Outpatient Pharmacy by appointment only, please click here for more information  or visit to find an option that works for you.

Interprofessional health team model

The Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU) teaches medical students and family medicine residents to work as part of an interprofessional team that includes family physicians, residents, nurses, pharmacists and social workers. Our team works together to provide the best possible care for their patients. 

Patients and their families are seen in the unit by one of the family physicians, similar to a family practice office in the community. 

As a teaching unit, students and learners work alongside staff family physicians to gain experience in family medicine team care and support. Students from other health care fields, including pharmacy, social work, nursing etc., gain important real world experience as well by working alongside professionals in their areas of study.

Need a physician for your obstetrical care?

The FMTU is accepting new obstetrics patients. Contact us if you are looking for a family physician to ensure comprehensive care for you and your baby before, during and after your pregnancy.