Health Service Navigation

In the public survey the KL-OHT ran earlier this year, we heard that our community needs one place to access information about available health services.

We are currently developing an online directory with a comprehensive list of available health services in our community. While this directory is being developed, we have provided links to local healthcare services and resources below.

Please contact us if you have any questions about health service navigation in Kawartha Lakes.
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How can I get a 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.

How can I find local social connections?

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Virtual Wellness Connection


Our Virtual Wellness Connection program helps connect older adults to in-person and virtual health supports to prevent frailty and age well at home.


Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes


Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes offers a range of social, physical and recreational activities designed to meet the needs of older adults, individuals with memory impairment and adults with physical disabilities.

How can I find Home and Community Care? provides a comprehensive list of Home and Community Support Services available within the Kawartha Lakes region. 


Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes


Community Care offers a wide range of support services, including help at home, transportation, food and nutrition services, and much more. 

How can I find crisis support?

For police, fire or medical emergencies, call 9-1-1.

Mental Health and Crisis Support Lines

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Four County Crisis

705-745-6484 or toll-free 1-866-995-9933

Four County Crisis provides 24-hour, free, confidential crisis support to individuals sixteen years of age or older in the counties of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton

Kids Help Phone


Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.


Provincial Resources

211 Ontario


211 is a free website and helpline that connects you to services and programs in your area. Find services for mental health, housing, legal, emergency, employment and more.

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ConnexOntario connects the people of Ontario to mental health, addictions, and problem gambling services. Their confidential and free services are available 24/7.