Ontario Health Teams are groups of providers and organizations that, at maturity, will be delivering a full and coordinated continuum of care to a defined population.

The Government of Ontario created Ontario Health Teams to deliver coordinated care to patients in their local communities. By bringing regional health care providers together in one team, Ontario Health Teams strengthen local services and help make the system easier for patients and families to access the care they need.

Benefits of Ontario Health Teams

Better Communication

Everyone can feel heard. We work to ensure health care providers will act with empathy, kindness, and compassion.

Better Experience

Everyone can feel valued. We work to develop individualized care plans that acknowledge unique physical, mental, emotional, cultural, and spiritual needs.

Better Result

Everyone can feel hopeful. We work proactively and meaningfully, involving patients and clients in conversations about their ongoing care and progress.

Better Future

Everyone can feel supported. We work to promote care that will be transparent, accurate and have long-lasting positive effects.

Health care providers and organizations eligible to become an Ontario Health Team include, but are not limited to, those that provide:

Primary care, secondary care, home care, community support services, mental health and addictions services, health promotion and disease prevention services, rehabilitation and complex care, palliative care, residential care and short-term transitional care, 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.

If you have questions about Ontario Health Teams or the Intake and Assessment process, please email ontariohealthteams@ontario.ca.

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