Need a doctor? Connecting with care
(NC)—A family with a disabled child moved to Toronto from another province and even though the mother had contacts with other medical professionals, she was unable to find a doctor who would accept her child. After months of trying, she finally registered with the Health Care Connect Program and the Health Care Connector linked her family to a Family doctor within five days of the referral.
The program helps people all over Ontario who do not have a health care provider. If someone is new to an area or their doctor has moved or retired, they may need to connect with another doctor or health care provider. Anyone with a valid Ontario health card number (OHIP) or not currently enrolled with a doctor is eligible to take advantage of this program. Health Care Connectors match the individual's health care needs with doctors or nurse practitioners who are taking on new patients. It's not a guarantee, but it's a great way to start the process of getting connected.
For more information, visit www.healthcareconnect.com.
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