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Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team (OHT) is ‘in development’ and working toward becoming a designated Ontario Health Team for the City of Kawartha Lakes. Our mission is to coordinate and connect care to create a seamless experience for patients and families.

By putting the patient at the centre of our system, we aim to reduce confusion, support more efficient navigation between care settings, and help keep people healthier, for longer. 


What are Ontario Health Teams?

Ontario Health Teams are being introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities. Under Ontario Health Teams, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care.

The intent of the Ontario Health Team model is to alleviate constraints and allow providers to deliver better, faster, more coordinated and patient-centred care. For more information, check out our resources section below or visit the Ontario Ministry of Health’s website here.


Lead Members

Partners

If your organization would like to get involved, please complete the contact form below.


Year One Focus

Kawartha Lakes OHT will focus initially on enhancing coordinated care and services for: seniors 65 years and older who:

  • Live alone or have a poor support network
  • Who are frail, with complex medical needs or are cognitively unwell
  • Who have been hospitalized within the last year.

As the work of the our team evolves, the population we serve will expand – eventually coordinating all care and services within the City of Kawartha Lakes. 


News

For more news from Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team, click here.

Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team Submits Full Application to Ontario Ministry of Health

Lindsay, Ont. (September 21, 2020) – The Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team (KL-OHT) submitted its full application to become a designated Ontario Health Team (OHT) to the Ministry of Health on Friday, September 18, 2020. The KL-OHT was one of 17 OHTs provincially to be invited to submit a full application in July. The KL-OHTContinue reading “Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team Submits Full Application to Ontario Ministry of Health”

Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team Invited to Submit Full Application; Launches Brand and Website

OHT is one of 17 teams in Ontario to submit full application by Ontario Ministry of Health Lindsay, Ont. (July 23, 2020) – The Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team (KL-OHT) today announced that it has been invited to complete a full Ontario Health Team (OHT) application by the Ontario Ministry of Health. The KL-OHT wasContinue reading “Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team Invited to Submit Full Application; Launches Brand and Website”

Public Consultations

In order to keep the community at the centre of the OHT planning process, and to help in the
preparation of the progress report, CKL-OHT held public consultation sessions to ensure that patients’ voices are heard and needs are met. Attendees shared thoughtful feedback regarding gaps they currently see in their own health care journeys, the need for increased coordination between services providers and increased service across the City of Kawartha Lakes, especially in rural areas.

We are currently exploring virtual engagement strategies. Stay tuned for more information.

Resources

Ontario Ministry of Health Documents

Kawartha Lakes OHT Documents

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is an Ontario Health Team?

Ontario Health Teams are being introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities. Under Ontario Health Teams, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care. Learn more

How can I get a new family doctor?

Ontario Health Teams are a new model of coordinated care between health and service providers. Our OHT is not a new healthcare provider/clinic.

If you are seeking a primary care provider/family doctor, you’ll need to register with Health Care Connect by phone at 1-800-445-1822 or online.

Many local family health teams require you to first register with Health Care Connect. You may also contact local family health teams directly:

There are several after hours clinics in the area, more information can be found here.

Medical advice is also available through Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000. If you experience a medical emergency, proceed directly to the Emergency Department at any local hospital or call 911 for assistance.

Contact

If you have any questions about Kawartha Lakes OHT, please contact us via the form below and we’ll be sure to get back to you.