Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team is the fully 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
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Patient-centred care
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 and 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 FAQs, or visit the Ontario Ministry of Health’s website.

patient navigated model of care

Current State

Patient-navigated system

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Future State

Patient-centred system

Year One Focus

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


  • Live alone or have a poor support network
  • Experience functional decline, mobility challenges, multiple illnesses or cognitive challenges
  • Have been hospitalized within the 12 months


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

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