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.

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