How to Find a Family Doctor in Kawartha Lakes

The Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative is the lead organization for family doctor recruitment and retention in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Their vision is that all City of Kawartha Lakes citizens have access to a local family doctor.

The KLHCI has created guidance on how residents can find a family doctor in Kawartha Lakes. Read on to learn how to find a family doctor in Kawartha Lakes.

How To Find a Family Doctor

 

If you are looking for a family doctor in the City of Kawartha Lakes and already have a doctor elsewhere in the province, follow Steps 1 – 3. If you do not have a family doctor anywhere in Ontario, follow Step 3.

 

Step One:

    • If you have a family doctor elsewhere than the City of Kawartha Lakes, have a discussion with them regarding your need to de-roster with them in order to register with Health Care Connect to access a family doctor here.
    • The majority of family doctors will continue to see you as their patient until you are connected here.
 

Step Two:

    • Contact Service Ontario at 1-888-218-9929
    • Have your Health Card available
    • Request to be de-rostered from your family doctor
    • Service Ontario will provide you with a letter in a few weeks stating that you are de-rostered
 

Step Three:

    • If you have completed Step 2, once you receive your letter you can then contact Health Care Connect to register
    • If you do not have a family doctor anywhere in Ontario, contact Health Care Connect to register
    • Call 1-800-445-1822 or www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect
    • Have your Health Card available
    • The Health Care Connect nurse will ask for your basic health information and then register you
    • The Health Care Connecter nurse will reach out to the family doctors accepting new patients on your behalf
 

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