Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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, healthcare providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care. Visit the Ontario Ministry of Health’s website to learn more. 

Providers and organizations in the community that are eligible to join an Ontario Health Team include, but are not limited to, those that provide:

    • primary care (including inter-professional primary care and physicians)
    • secondary care (e.g., in-patient and ambulatory medical and surgical services (includes specialist services)
    • home care
    • community support services
    • mental health and addictions services
    • health promotion and disease prevention services
    • rehabilitation and complex care
    • palliative care (e.g., hospice)
    • residential care and short-term transitional care (e.g., in supportive housing, long-term care homes, retirement homes)
    • long-term care home placement
    • emergency health services
    • laboratory and diagnostic services
    • midwifery services, and
    • other social and community services and other services, as needed by the population.
For more information, visit the our Leads and Partners page, or visit the Ontario Ministry of Health’s website.

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 Health811 by phone at 811 or online.


Many local family health teams require you to first register with Health811. 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 Health811 by dialing 811 or by visiting


If you experience a medical emergency, proceed directly to the Emergency Department at any local hospital or call 911 for assistance.