Ontario Health Team Launch Includes Orillia

Couchiching Family Health Team selected to begin creating a group that provides a new way to deliver care

The Province is launching the Ontario Health Team (OHT) with Orillia at the forefront.

31 groups, including the Couchiching Family Health Team, have been selected to begin creation of an team to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities.

Under OHTs, health care providers including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers will work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care.

“We’re thrilled to be included in the initial group of OHTs and want to thank the Ministry of Health for having the confidence in our application to allow us to move forward with next steps”

Lynne Davies, Executive Director of the Couchiching Family Health Team

Local health organizations across the province were asked to come together to submit proposals illustrating how they can provide services under the structure of a local OHT.

The Couchiching Regional Planning Table engaged more than 20 community agencies to complete the self assessment pre-requisite that was part of the application.

It includes a formal alliance with The Couchiching Family Health Team, County of Simcoe, Huronia Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic, Helping Hands, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, ProResp and Care Partners