If you are one of the 1.8 million Ontarians living life without a family doctor, we have put together a list of resources to help you find one. We understand this process remains difficult, and this is why the Ontario government needs to take urgent action to ensure every patient has access to a family doctor.
Health Care Connect refers Ontarians who don't have a physician to a family healthcare provider who may be accepting new patients.
Patients with no family doctor can call or go online to www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect to register with the program. To successfully register, unattached patients must have a valid OHIP card and complete a health questionnaire to determine their need for family health care services. Priority is given to individuals who have greater health needs.
Once registered, program participants are assigned to a Care Connector. These are nurses employed by Home and Community Care Support Services Organizations, who will work with family physicians and nurse practitioners that are accepting new patients.
Once an available doctor or nurse is found, Health Care Connect will give the patient the provider's practice information to schedule their first appointment.
For more information on how to apply, please visit