Primary Care 

Family physicians and other primary care providers are the front line of the local health system – caring for patients and their families close to home and supporting their journey through the health services they receive.

Primary care includes illness prevention, health promotion, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation and counselling.

Primary care information and resources includes:

For residents For primary care providers 

If you need help finding primary care – a family doctor or nurse practitioner – you can register with Health Care Connect:

Register online for Health Care Connect

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Or call Health Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

You will need to provide your name, heath card number and basic health information to sign up for Health Care Connect.

Persons eligible to join Health Care Connect are those without a primary health care provider. The Health Care Connect website also has information on changing providers.

Additional resources:

Use The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s All Doctors Search online tool (search options by name, location or specialty).

Use the College of Nurses of Ontario’s Find a Nurse online search tool.

See Centralhealthline.ca – information and listings of health services available in North York, Etobicoke, York Region and South Simcoe.

Supports available to primary care providers such as:

Primary care providers can contact Home and Community Care Support Services Central to

  1. learn more about the above resources 
  2. be added to our email list for updates on new programs and services.

Just send an email to central.lhin@lhins.on.ca – please include first/last name of the lead primary care provider at your location along with the address and postal code of your practice.

Additional resource:

Health Force Ontario