If you, or someone you care about, needs health care services at home, at school or in the community, or if you are considering supported living programs or long-term care options, Home and Community Care Support Services can help.
We work with people of all ages to ensure they can make informed choices about their care, when and where they need it.
We also have useful information about local community support service agencies, and can link people to these providers to arrange services.
You can explore your care and support options through our website, or contact us at toll free at 1-888-447-4468.
RECENT CHANGES RELATED TO HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE SUPPORT SERVICES
March 17, 2021 – Additional Transfers to Ontario Health
On March 17, 2021, the Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, issued an order under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 transferring the health system planning and funding functions of the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to Ontario Health, effective April 1, 2021:
Patient care functions, including the delivery of home care and long-term care home placement services, will remain in place under a new name to reflect a focused mandate – Home and Community Care Support Services.
Our name will change but services and contact information will remain the same, including home and community care and long-term care home placement.
This is part of Ontario's plan to build a better, more connected health care system centered around the needs of patients through Ontario Health Teams.
Patients and families will continue to have access to the care they need and the health care providers with whom they have built relationships.
Ontario Health and the Ministry of Health are committed to ensuring Ontarians continue receiving high-quality health care services where and when they need them. For more information, visit ontariohealth.ca.